Saif Ali Khan To Play Naga Sadhu For His Next Action Thriller Titled 'Hunter'

| July 16 , 2018 , 13:07 IST

After garnering immense love and appreciation for his role in the Netflix web series Sacred Games, Saif Ali Khan will return to the big screen with his next movie tentatively titled Hunter.  

The natty Nawab has been missing from the silver screen for quite a while now is all set to return with a bang with Navdeep Singh’s upcoming action thriller which is set in 1780. The actor has been sporting a full beard and long hair for few months owing to his character in the movie.

Saif Ali Khan will be essaying the role of a failed Naga Sadhu, who is hell bent on seeking revenge for the murder of his parents. The movie is set in Rajasthan.

As per media reports, speaking about the movie Saif said, “Don’t get ideas.” (laughs).

“I wear clothes even though I shouldn’t be because Naga means ‘nanga’. My character is a failed Naga sadhu, who has strong notions of revenge. The film is a drama set in Rajasthan. 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 hair and make-up for the part,” he added. 

According to Saif, the film is weird, but a part of a lifetime. He said, “I’ve always felt that there is one entity that is giving me things that I don’t deserve. That’s how I feel for the role, also. It’s too good to be true and it’s a complete experience. And though it takes ridiculous two hours of make-up and hair, it’s like the journey of a character in a Westerner (a Western film), who goes into another space all together with his experiences. It’s so fulfilling to watch old forts in Rajasthan come alive because of these shoots.”

Saif’s character will also be seen engaging in sword fighting and using other weapons in the film. Saif shared that people have told him that he has changed since the film has begun.

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He further added, “It’s a difficult role to carry because it requires strong self-belief in a different way to make others and myself believe that I am the most dangerous swordsman in the world requires some conviction. This part continues to be fun. People have also told me that I have started looking different from the time I started shooting this film. I will soon be my normal self again, without the beard. Saif Ali Khan is a ‘character’ I am more used to being, while my part in Hunter is that of a person who is an animal at heart a flat-footed wild fellow. Fifty days into the shoot and my spotboy also told me that something has changed in me. Some roles do that to you, I guess.”