Highlights

  • Saif says he is not like his character he plays in 'Vikram Vedha'
  • Saif plays the role of encounter specialist in the film
  • 'Vikram Vedha' releases this Friday

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Saif Ali Khan says he is not like the character played by him in 'Vikram Vedha.'

Saif Ali Khan's 'Vikram Vedha' will release in theatres this Friday. Ahead of its release, the actor talked about how he doesn't agree with the thoughts and principles of his character in the film.

Saif plays the role of encounter specialist, Vikram, while Hrithik Roshan portrays the role of gangster, Vedha.

Saif shared how he finds encounters really disturbing. Describing himself as a 'bit left wing', he said he's liberal and easygoing. He added that everyone is entitled to fair trial before judgment.

Vikram Vedha is a remake of the 2017 hit Tamil film of the same name. The film featured R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi. It is based on Indian folktale Vikram aur Betaal.

Saif, in an interview with Biz Asia, talked about his character as an encounter specialist and said, ‘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 also said that the film might look like just an action movie but has a deep screenplay to take ‘a look at a few things.’ He further told how he thinks he is ‘quite different’ from the character in the film. He 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.’

The film also stars Radhika Apte and Rohit Saraf in pivotal roles.

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