If you’re in the right film and look the part, people are interested: Saif Ali Khan


So, it makes business sense to make the movie characters speak in Hindi. However, I discovered the city more while shooting for Sacred Games (produced by Netflix). It is written in Victorian English. Hindi is something everyone understands. When I was shooting for Rangoon, its director-writer Vishal Bhardwaj suggested that I read the script of Kaalakaandi. That’s exciting. We shot in grunge and felt Mumbai for what it is — the enormity of the city and the number of people trying to survive in it. I had not consciously worked on this until recently when I read some books and tried to understand what technique is and how to make it better. Sobhita Dhulipala and Kunal Roy Kapur speak a different Hindi compared to them, while my character speaks a bit more English. By all means, make the movies in Hindi, bring down the kind of person he is to something more basic and make the background more humble. While most directors can tell an actor what to do, they can’t say how to get there. That they can do through trailers and posters. I remember him as a child looking at the camera when I was shooting for an ad. It is treated no less than like a movie in terms of art direction and costumes. What made you read books on acting ‘technique’ now? It is not just instinctive. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App I have never been taught. There is this amazing collection of ghost stories I had bought in the ’90s. The audience wants to sample the merchandise. We have shot Sacred Games well and we got our best talent for it. What about Ibrahim? Obviously, I would want her to be very good. When we take a chance with an indie movie like Kaalakaandi, it is refreshing to have characters speak the language that sounds more authentic. 2018-01-06T00:01:59+00:00″>
Published: January 6, 2018 12:01 am

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Are you always so finicky about the language? It would be exciting when Netflix publicises it; the way they would do posters and trailers. I always had a sense of timing, whatever that means. In all of Karan Johar’s glossy movies, they speak in Hindi…It is misleading that they speak in Hindi. I have been lazy at times.