Saif Ali Khan: I am not here to make films for other actors

Saifalikhan'Bullett Raja' isn't a masala entertainer but a gangster movie with a commercial lead character. He is charming, naughty and reckless, someone who doesn't take authority easily, a factor that makes him attractive." (Still)

Saif Ali Khan talks about his upcoming movie 'Bullett Raja', Kareena Kapoor and side effects of Cocktail.

Ques: The promos of 'Bullett Raja' make it look like one more masala entertainer this season, as if its Saif Ali Khan's 'Dabangg'?

Saif: 'Bullett Raja' isn't a masala entertainer but a gangster movie with a commercial lead character. He is charming, naughty and reckless, someone who doesn't take authority easily, a factor that makes him attractive. At the same time, he's a convincing killer. The promos are cut in a way to get the attention of the audience. A comparison with Dabangg would be incorrect. Apart from Salman Khan's charm, Dabangg is far more larger-than-life. Bullett Raja is not as entertaining as that, to be honest. It's an entertaining version of a UP gangster movie. If we're half as successful as Dabangg, I'll be very happy.

Ques: So, what sets this gangster movie apart?

Saif: The drama in each sequence is done in a roundabout, Quentin Tarantino-esque way. I'm very scared to say this because everybody says the same thing whenever they do something slightly different; we're lucky Tarantino hasn't sued us until now. But what Tarantino does is talk about several things in a scene besides what is its point, which is also what Tigmanshu Dhulia (the screenwriter, director) has done. For instance, there's a scene where I'm trying to assassinate a man while Jimmy Shergill, my partner in the film, is acting as a journalist. I need him to move because there's a tree in the way. I'm trying to shoot him from 100 yards away because another shooter has a standing record of shooting from that distance. Jimmy is hassled as I expect him to walk the target to that distance by using a stick as a measure. The target, meanwhile, is wondering what's going on.

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