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Unseen movie still of Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty from Cocktail

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‘I’d like to make another spy thriller with Saif Ali Khan’ : Sriram Raghavan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on February 5, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Sriram Raghavan on the accidental casting of Varun Dhawan, the adaptation of Accidental Apprentice and his equation with Agent Nawab.

He’s known for his taut thrillers, loaded with action, anger and angst, yet the man himself rarely loses his cool.

Sriram Raghavan comes out of a censor screening of his upcoming film, Badlapur, with an ‘adults only’ certificate and can still shrug nonchalantly, “A ‘U/A’ rating would have given us a wider reach but the tradeoff would have meant diluting the film’s tone. I’m happier with a clean ‘A’ and no cuts. At least it’s still the film I set out to make.”

But the certificate means that this is the first Varun Dhawan starrer which will be inaccessible to his teenage fans. He’s effectively cut off a large section of his audience. “I wouldn’t show it to any under-10 kid, but yes, today’s teenagers are mature enough to have enjoyed the film. I wish we had a mid-rating like PG-13, but since we don’t, I had no choice but to take the risk of them not seeing my film. I hope that with Badlapur Varun gets a new fan base,” he says.

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