Playing It Safe
After several back-to-back flops like Humshakals, Bullett Raja and more recently, Raj and Krishna DK’s Happy Ending, actor Saif Ali Khan has put himself in the ‘safe’ hands of producer Ekta Kapoor who is strategising his future moves. The actor-producer who has been signed on for Sujoy Ghosh’s Bollywood adaptation of the Japanese thriller, The Devotion of Suspect X, being produced by Ekta, recently had a meeting with her in the course of which they discussed two more films which will go on floors once he’s finished with the thriller, co-starring Kangana Ranaut and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. It must be recalled that Saif recently walked out of Reema Kagti’s romantic drama, being bankrolled by his Dil Chahta Hai producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, over several creative and financial differences. Since then, he’s turned down quite a few offers by other filmmakers. He’s being extremely selective about the projects that he greenlights. His discussion with Ekta revolved around his career and she’s given him some sharp insights. One of her suggestions was to do concept-driven films that suit his age and justify his talent.