Saif Ali Khan-Katrina Kaif in 26/11 counter-terror film
Saif in post 26/11 counter-terror film
By Subhash K. Jha (IANS)
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 11:45:38 GMT
Saif Ali Khan was seen playing a RAW agent in Agent Vinod. Now, he’s set to play a counter-terror specialist in director Kabir Khan’s next movie that apparently features Katrina Kaif opposite him.
Filmmaker Kabir Khan's last film Ek Tha Tiger was about the life of a RAW agent. He is now set to cast actor Saif Ali Khan in a film about counter-terrorism post the 26/11 Mumbai attack.
The film is to be written by Hussain Zaidi, a prominent crime writer whose scrupulously researched books have earlier been the basis of Anurag Kashyap's "Black Friday" and Sanjay Gupta's Shootout At Wadala.
This wouldn't be the first film that Saif would be doing on global terrorism. He has earlier done Rensil D'Silva's Kurbaan, in which he played a terrorist. In Kabir's film that Sajid Nadiadwala will produce, Saif crosses over to the other side.
Said a source: "Saif plays a counter-terrorist deputed to tackle a post 26/11 scenario. It's a kind of extension to Salman Khan's RAW agent's role in Kabir Khan's 'Ek Tha Tiger'. But the politics of this film would be far more topical."