It was not the first time Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan was seen in a negative role in Ajay Devgn and Kajol starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. But the movie earned him too much praise that the actor said it was one of the best movies of his life.
Tanhaji is a period drama and Saif Ali Khan plays negative role of Udaybhan Rathod. The movie did well on box office and all the actors including the lead cast was appreciated for their extraordinary performance.
Speaking about the success of the movie, Saif said it was totally unexpected that the movie will do such a great business on box office.
“It’s a highly patriotic film. One of the great movies of my life and definitely the best of my career. All the cast, Ajay, Kajol, Sharad [Kelkar] and everyone was amazing. We put all our efforts while filming each and every scene,” the actor said. “When the movie was set to release, no one from us expected that it would do such a great business on box office. It’s a huge success for us.”
Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn had earlier praised Saif Ali Khan for his role in their upcoming movie Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, saying that the actor was a perfect choice for the role he’s played in the movie.
Ajay, when asked to reveal some details about the roles played by lead actors, said that he wanted Saif Ali Khan to star in the movie with him as he thought that the Kal Ho Na Ho actor would play the role like no one else.
Saif Ali Khan is playing negative role in the movie. He will be seen in the character of Uday Bhan, a Rajput working for Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
Ajay in a recent interview revealed why Saif Ali Khan was perfect choice for this role. Here’s what he says:
“We wanted someone who could emote and depict the character well as he is at loggerheads with Tanhaji. We wanted one who’d be wicked and quirky. The idea was to find an actor with gravitas. Saif was perfect for the role. We’ve gotten along well right from our first film, Kacche Dhaage [ 1999] and then, Omkara [ 2006]. We narrated the script, and he instantly liked it. Even though we didn’t work together as much as we should have [in the past], I am glad we collaborated on this film.”