Hrithik Roshan, who first worked with Saif Ali Khan in the film Na Tum Jano Na Hum and now waiting for the release of Vikram Vedha with him, was asked during a media interaction about the difference he has seen in Saif as an actor over the years. Hrithik Roshan started by saying, “I don’t think I have the ability to judge that, but I do know that Saif has always been a very real actor.” The actor added: “Always been real. And he’s never tried to be someone he’s not. And that happened when the rest of the actors were trying to be the hero. Trying to take that swag or whatever Everyone wanted to be the hero, but Saif was just himself. So I know from personal experience that this is the first time in my experience of 22 years that I felt this pull to protect myself.”
Sharing his experience with Saif in Vikram Vedha and how it affected and enhanced his performance, Hrithik added, “I felt this instinctive pull that I have to be very, very real in this movie because I’m facing an actor who is one of the most real actors I’ve seen in our cinema.” and I have been a big Saif fan for the past ten years. The genuine sincerity he has is very, very rare. So standing in front of him in this enhanced, heightened my achievements. Because I saw the pull I felt to more real. One little mistake, tried to be a little extra and it’s gone.”
Vikram Vedhaa Hindi remake of the 2017 Tamil neo-noir action thriller of the same name, will hit theaters on September 30 and will clash with Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan. The original version featured Madhavan and Vijay Setupathi in the lead roles. The Hindi remake also stars Radhika Apte and Sobhita Dhulipala. The film is written and directed by Pushkar-Gayathri, who also helmed the original.