Saif Ali Khan’s character in Ajay Devgn’s Taanaji is NOT of a villain

Saif Ali Khan’s last few films have not worked at the box office but he made his mark with Netflix Orginal’s Sacred Games and now, he has finished shooting for its second season too. Apart from this, he has an important part to play in Ajay Devgn’s Taanaji – The Unsung Warrior. While Devgn is playing the titular role, Saif is essaying the character of Rajput warrior Udaybhan Rathod who was fighting the Marathas from the side of Emperor Aurangzeb. While Rathod is essentially the antagonist in the film, Saif views this character from a different prism altogether!

He claims that Rathod was an astute soldier and also put his duty before anything else, it was just that he was on the wrong side. Saif seems to have explored many interesting layers to this character which is not one dimensional at all. He even took pains to learn sword fighting and claimed that the physical prep for this Navneet Singh directorial was extremely INTENSE.

It would be great to see Ajay and Saif on screen, albeit on opposing sides. Ajay said that he needed someone like Saif to play this challenging character. The film also stars  Kajol and Jagapathi Babu.

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