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The actor asserts that given a chance, he’d work with Vishal again, especially because he thinks that the latter is an intelligent director.
Saif Ali Khan is an intelligent actor. He also unhesitatingly supports his directors, provided he likes their work and if the filmmaker knows his craft truly well. And one director who has won his affection has been Vishal Bharadwaj, despite the fact that their project together, Rangoon, failed miserably at the box office.
The actor asserts that given a chance, he’d work with Vishal again, especially because he thinks that the latter is an intelligent director. “We all work for a film to be successful. But sometimes the film flops, and we don’t always know the reason. But this doesn’t force us to take a decision of not working with a director,” he says. “In fact, we enjoyed working on Rangoon a lot. We were all so excited to work with Vishal, because his way of working is so intriguing and enjoyable. We all finished work off having fun. I have no regrets if you say the film flopped. In fact, I’m ready to work with Vishal in films like Rangoon over and over again. It’s not like the films won’t always do well.”
He goes on to heap praises on Vishal. “He has a great sense of his craft. He is a great director and carves his film very artistically. I think the reviews of the film were positive enough and the audiences like it when the film is portrayed artistically on the celluloid. I don’t think the film not doing well in the box office makes any difference in our status. We worked hard, and if the film has not been liked by the audience, it’s fine,” says Saif, who is currently promoting his latest release, Chef.
Would it have hurt under any circumstance? “Yes,” says Saif. “If I had done Rangoon for the money, I’d have definitely felt bad.”