Saif Ali Khan's most-anticipated film Laal Kaptaan is all set to release on 18 October, and it has already left netizens stunned. Saif is seen in a never-seen-before avatar, in the role of a Naga sadhu.
In the first chapter of the trailer, which is titled The Hunt, Saif is being portrayed as a wrathful and dangerous assassin. With a red teeka on his forehead and dark kohl-rimmed eyes, his hair tied in a bun and face smeared with ash, Saif cuts an imposing picture.
"I even got my ears pierced for the role, which I was worried about initially. My hair has grown a lot. It bothered me throughout summer, when I was shooting in Rajasthan’s sweltering heat. It took me 40 minutes to two hours sometimes to just get into the hair and make-up for the part. " - Saif Ali Khan, Actor
Reacting to the trailer, some people compared Saif's look to Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series.
“This character is like an Indian superhero but it’s not far fetched in the sense that he’s a Naga Sadhu but he’s a failed Naga Sadhu because he can’t get over the idea of revenge so that’s not detachment. But at the core of it it’s an action revenge drama, set in the Anarchy as William Darlymple calls it, of 18th century India, which is when the Mughal empire is fragmenting and collapsing and different pockets of principalities have power, shifting power, power today, gone tomorrow. It’s got all the elements, it’s got gold and treasure, and it’s like a chase and he’s got to get there before this guy but who is this guy and what does he want so in that sense it’s the first Western we’ve done, Indian Western and I’m just really excited I was part of it,” Saif told The Quint in an interview.
Directed by Navdeep Singh, the film also features Zoya Hussain, Deepak Dobriyal and Manav Vij.
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