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Vikram Vedha: Saif Ali Khan calls himself liberal and left-wing, reveals what makes him worrisome

Vikram Vedha, which will hit theatres on September 30, also stars Radhika Apte, Yogita Bihani, and Rohit Saraf.

Vikram Vedha: Saif Ali Khan calls himself liberal and left-wing, reveals what makes him worrisome
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  • Kanishka Dogra

Last Updated: 12.27 PM, Sep 27, 2022

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In a recent interview with a news portal, Saif Ali Khan discussed how he disagrees with the ideas and morals of his Vikram Vedha character. While Hrithik Roshan portrays the major gang leader Vedha, the actor plays encounter expert Vikram. Prior to the film's debut, Saif described himself as a liberal with a left-leaning and claimed that seeing interactions in movies might be upsetting.

In an interview with Biz Asia, he stated that he is personally left-leaning and liberal in his viewpoint adding that it is worrisome to watch encounters evolve even in movies.

Saif explained the role of an encounter expert, “When the mafia problem was getting so out of control, there was this urban legend that we won’t show whether the ‘criminal’ was shot genuinely trying to escape, or executed, and later on, they do the paperwork to show that he was trying to escape and we had to shoot him. That’s called an ‘encounter’, a ‘fake encounter’. It’s kind of a horrific judicial… I’m sure it’s completely illegal. But it’s cinematically quite disturbing as well, and that’s kind of what my character does. But he’s convinced he’s a good guy, because (he thinks) it’s required.”

Saif said that the film, which could appear to be another action movie, would examine a few aspects with a thoughtful screenplay. Saif continued, saying, “I’m much more… probably a bit left-wing, I suppose… I don’t know, I probably shouldn’t say these things anymore today. But yes, I’m really liberal and easygoing, and I think everyone is entitled to a fair trial before judgement. I’m certainly not for executing suspected criminals, which my character seems to love to do.”

Vikram Vedha is an adaptation of the Tamil film featuring Vijay Sethupathi and R Madhavan. The same directors that oversaw the first movie are in charge of this one: Pushkar and Gayathri. It is produced by Gulshan Kumar, T-Series Films, and Reliance Entertainment in collaboration with Friday Filmworks and YNOT Studios. The adaptation, which will hit theatres on September 30, also stars Radhika Apte, Yogita Bihani, and Rohit Saraf.

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