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Saif Ali Khan signs his first period drama?

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Sep 11, 2018, 12:05 am IST
Updated : Sep 11, 2018, 12:05 am IST

The film to be directed by Om Raut will have Ajay Devgn playing the lead role, and apparently, Devgn has personally asked Saif to come on board.

Saif Ali Khan
 Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan is perhaps one of the only actors of his generation who has yet to appear in a period film. But that’s about to change. We hear that he will soon be seen in Tanaaji: The Unsung Hero, a biopic based on the life of the Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare.

The film to be directed by Om Raut will have Ajay Devgn playing the lead role, and apparently, Devgn has personally asked Saif to come on board.

Says a source in the know, “It took Saif a long time to agree to be a supporting actor. After Kal Ho Naa Ho, he had vowed to never do a two-hero film in which he would have a weaker role. But Ajay has personally assured him that he will have a strong author-backed role.”

Ajay and Saif have worked together in the past in Milan Luthria’s Kachche Dhaage and Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara. Hopefully, Tanaaji will be the hit that Saif’s career needs at the moment.

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