There aren’t many Indian actors who can blend in with their characters. Saif Ali Khan, a superstar in Bollywood, has honed his craft over the years to the point where he brings out the best in each of his characters. Khan has the rare ability to conceal his star power and become completely absorbed by the characters he is playing, whether it be the desolate Sartaj Singh in “Sacred Games,” the unpredictable devil in “Tanhaji,” the conflicted SSP Vikram in last year’s “Vikram Vedha,” or more recently the conflicted Sartaj Singh in “Sacred Games.”
Regarding his part in #NTR30, “I’m working hard to make sure I go above and beyond what is expecte d of me in this very cool role. I listened to my director, Koratala Siva, narrate for three hours, and the entire time, I was spellbound and emotionally invested. He is a passionate artist with contagious energy and a great vision.
“Oh, NTR is very friendly and charming and super -passionate also,” Saif Ali Khan says of his co-star Jr. NTR. The desire to create a pan-Indian film is admirable. We have grown too accustomed to thinking and operating in terms of geography and dialect. This is NTR’s intriguing strategy.
Regarding the movie’s technical crew, Saif says. “The DOP (director of photography) is Rathnavelu, who has shot incredible movies like Robot. It’s great to be lit and shot like this. The scale of the film is enormous, and the vision is fantastic. The fact that they are intereste d in my services is a huge compliment to me. Being here is entirely my pleasure. Fingers crossed this will be rocking!!”