After a long span of 17 years, bollywood’s one of the most charming middle-aged actors Saif Ali Khan and R. Madhavan are all set to come together for a period drama. These Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein co-stars are collaborating for a movie, tentatively titled – ‘Battle Of Buxar’. As the title suggests, it is based on the battle of buxar between East India Company and the Nawab Of Bengal, which happened in the 18th century. The movie is speculated to be directed by NH10 director, Navdeep Singh and produced by Aanand L Rai.
A source from the film has recently revealed- “The shoot kicks off in Rajasthan, where the story is set, in the first week of February. Since it’s a period film, Saif and Madhavan will be training in sword-fighting and horse-riding. They will require a lot of prosthetics and the team has been working on their look for a long time. Last week, there was a final look test in Mumbai and the film is ready to roll now.”
This is not just the news. Saif Ali Khan’s Omkara co-star Deepak Dobriyal will also join the cast of this movie.If the buzz is to be believed then Mukkabaaz actress Zoya Hussain is finalised to play the female lead in this movie. There were strong rumours last year that Saif has been replaced by Aiyaary actor Sidharth Malhotra, but a source has stated- “Saif is still very much a part of the film. He has definitely not walked out or been replaced. He will soon start prepping and shoot for it next year.”
The movie goes on the floor this February and will be an interesting project to work on for both these actors. Where as Saif was seen in Kaalakaandi last, R. Madhavan has come up with his very own Amazon thriller series Breathe.