Saif Ali Khan is currently shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming film Rangoon. The actor is stepping into the shoes of a director for the film, which is set against the backdrop of World War II. While there are several filmmakers who insist on keeping the looks of the cast under wraps lest they are leaked somehow, seems like such matters don’t concern Bhardwaj. Or his lead actors Saif Ali Khan or Shahid Kapoor, for that matter.
Shahid had been snapped in his Rangoon look during fashion designer Masaba Gupta’s wedding celebrations, and Saif Ali Khan’s get-up has now been revealed. Khan was at filmmaker Sajid Khan’s birthday last evening (November 23). Apart from his form-fitting clothes, the pencil-moustache made quite a few heads turn at the event.
Everybody knows that Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt have a mutual admiration society going and keep praising each other in public. But Alia admires Bebo’s other half Saif Ali Khan too! When we quizzed Alia about it she said, “I met Saif at the Pro Kabaddi Grand Finale where he and Katrina were promoting Phantom and I was there to sing the national anthem. Saif is too sweet and a very funny guy! He has a great sense of humour — it’s my kind of humour. We didn’t really chat much but whatever little I interacted with him, I found him to be a really cool, outstanding guy!”
For Sajid Nadiadwala and Vishal Bhardwaj, Rangoon is a challenge that have they have picked up with both their eyes wide open. Though Sajid has traditionally made films that are for the big screen entertainment and boast of mega budgets, Vishal has been largely conservative in his scale, setting and grandeur. If Sajid has gone far ahead with Salman Khan’s Kick, Vishal has reached Haider with Shahid Kapoor.
Now that the duo is meeting on a common ground, Rangoon, it is turning out to be one of the biggest that Bollywood has seen till date. If the starcast comprising of Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut means that the film is big indeed, a World War setting from the era gone warrants a platform that is bigger than the best.
No wonder, the film has already been declared as the costliest ever by Vishal Bhardwaj, and that when it has just gone on floors.