Saif Ali Khan is basking in praise for his latest release Vikram Vedha. The action thriller is a remake of the 2017 Tamil film in the same name. The film marks the collaboration of Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan after 20 years when they last shared the screen in Na Tum Jaano Na Hum. As they reunite for the action thriller remake, Saif Ali Khan says it was exhausting for him as he wanted to perform well with Hrithik Roshan.
The Greek God of Bollywood returned to the silver screen after the 2020 film War. The duo shared the screen this time again as two tough characters playing a gangster and a police officer. Saif replaced R Madhavan and Hrithik superseded Vijay Sethupathi from the original Tamil Vikram Vedha. The Pataudi actor, who found working on the film exhausting refers to the Krish actor as not human.
In a new interview with Bollywood Bubble, Saif said, “It was exhausting because I had mentally put myself—I wanted to perform well with Hrithik. There’s something about the camera and Hrithik is not entirely human or normal. I don’t mind working with humans, but there’s something so incredibly gifted about his presence and ability to actually pull the eye to everything he’s doing. I’ve seen him do that with beautiful girls, other co-stars and I’ve read reviews where people said to not work with Hrithik, because it will destroy you.”
He was asked if he would have liked to play the role of Vedha essayed by Hrithik. To this the Adipurush actor replied, “It’s a great role. When somebody does it as wonderfully as Hrithik—you can’t imagine anyone else. When you look at the lines, it’s a fascinating character. I never allowed myself to think what it would be like if I played the role. But it’s a naughty character—-I would have given a different take maybe, but I just never thought of it. I suppose every other actor is different.”
In terms of box office, Vikram Vedha has seen a drop despite the lead actors earning praise for their acting. The action thriller is a cat-and-mouse chase between a cop and a gangster. The film written and directed by the duo Pushkar-Gayathri also stars Radhika Apte, Sharib Hashmi, and Rohit Sharaf. The full-fledged action pack film hit the screens on 30th September.