Bollywood legend Saif Ali Khan has delivered tons of box-office hits over the years. With his latest on-screen appearances, though, he seems to be turning a new leaf. After appearing in the zany black comedy Kaalakaandi (2018), he took us on another wild ride with the Netflix series Sacred Games. Teaming up with NH10 director Navdeep Singh, he will take on yet another unique avatar in Laal Kaptaan.
The action-drama tells the tale of a man who is at odds with his brother as he sets out on a tumultuous journey full of drama, revenge, and deceit. Written and directed by Navdeep Singh, the film will feature Saif Ali Khan as a naga sadhu. Usually spotted at the Kumbh Mela each year, the naga sadhus are half-clothed reclusive saints of the Himalayas who are tasked with safeguarding Hinduism and are known for smearing the ashes of the dead on their bodies. Co-produced by Eros International with producer Aanand L Rai‘s Colour Yellow Productions, we got our first look of the actor in this role via social media.
Raakh se janmaa… Raakh ho jaane ko #LaalKaptaan #HuntBegins6thSeptember#ErosNow | #SaifAliKhan | @aanandlrai | @nopisingh | @zyhssn | @deepakdobriyal | #ManavVij | @cypplOfficial | @ErosIntlPlc pic.twitter.com/SoIdEK2ptS
— Eros Now (@ErosNow) May 20, 2019
The official account of Eros Now once again took to Twitter to unveil a short teaser of Saif Ali Khan as naga sadhu a few months later. The new look features Saif unlike we’ve ever seen him before with kohl eyes, dreadlocked hair, and an unkempt beard as he smears vibhuti (ash) on his face.
Har Ram Ka Apna Raavan, Har Ram Ka Apna Dussehra. Presenting #SaifAliKhan in and as Laal Kaptaan. Directed by @nopisingh, the hunt will begin on 11th October 2019.#ErosNow @aanandlrai @zyhssn @deepakdobriyal #ManavVij @cypplOfficial @ErosIntlPlc #HappyBirthdaySaifAliKhan pic.twitter.com/qF8Epfd9uu
— Eros Now (@ErosNow) August 16, 2019
Speaking of what’s in store with this film, Sunil Lulla, Managing Director of Eros International stated, “Saif is a gifted actor and this script allows him to showcase his talent like never before. Laal Kaptaan boasts of a larger-than-life landscape, dramatic characters and a gripping story that makes it a first of its kind.”
Laal Kaptaan also stars Mukkabaaz actor Zoya Hussain along with Deepak Dobriyal and Manav Vij. A blood-soaked story of revenge, the much-awaited movie is set to release in cinemas on 11 October this year. Check out the first official trailer for the film below –
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