As ‘Vikram Vedha’ is ready to hit the big screens on September 30, Saif Ali Khan opened up about his character in the film and said he doesn’t agree with the thoughts and principles of the character.
In the Action/Adventure flick, Saif plays the role of an encounter specialist cop – Vikram. Ahead of the movie, the ‘Bhoot Police’ actor described himself as left-leaning person having liberal views and noted that it can be disturbing to watch encounters in the films.
“When the mafia problem was getting so out of control, there was this urban legend that we won’t show whether the ‘criminal’ was shot genuinely trying to escape, or executed, and later on, they do the paperwork to show that he was trying to escape and we had to shoot him. That’s called an ‘encounter’, a ‘fake encounter’. It’s kind of a horrific judicial… I’m sure it’s completely illegal. But it’s cinematically quite disturbing as well, and that’s kind of what my character does. But he’s convinced he’s a good guy, because (he thinks) it’s required,” Saif told Biz Asia.
Explaining that how he is different from Vikram, Khan said, “I’m much more… probably a bit left-wing, I suppose… I don’t know, I probably shouldn’t say these things anymore today. But yes, I’m really liberal and easygoing, and I think everyone is entitled to a fair trial before judgement. I’m certainly not for executing suspected criminals, which my character seems to love to do.”
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‘Vikram Vedha' is an Hindi remake of a Tamil film with the same title, which starred versatile actors Vijay Sethupathi and R Madhavan in lead roles.
The story of 'Vikram Vedha' is full of twists and turns, as a tough cop Vikram (Saif Ali Khan) sets out to track and chase a dreaded gangster Vedha (Hrithik Roshan). What unfolds is a cat-and-mouse chase, where Vedha - a master storyteller helps Vikram peel back layers through a series of stories leading to thought-provoking moral ambiguities.
Helmed by Pushkar and Gayatri, the film is set to hit the theatres on September 30. Radhika Apte is also a part of 'Vikram Vedha'.