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We were astounded by Saif Ali Khan’s rigorous research in Vikram Vedha, say directors Pushkar-Gayathri

The actor plays a cop named Vikram who is pitted against Hrithik Roshan's Vedha, a gangster, in the upcoming Hindi remake.

Saif Ali Khan in Vikram Vedha

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Filmmaker duo Pushkar and Gayathri’s Vikram Vedha (2022) sees Saif Ali Khan in the role of an encounter specialist cop. The two directors were happy during the shoot to see the actor go through rigorous training sessions to get into the character of Vikram. 

“As the script called for, we wanted Saif to adopt the genuine encounter specialist cop persona,” Pushkar and Gayathri said in a joint statement. “We were astounded by his rigorous research regimen, which included immense practice with real weapons and understanding the drill of using the real weapon. Saif has put a lot of hard work and his passion towards his craft is visible in his body language in the trailer and the film.” 

The film stars Hrithik Roshan as the dreaded gangster Vedha. The characters of the two actors will have a heavy-duty face-off on screen in the movie. The audience saw more than a glimpse of it in the trailer, which released earlier this month to a positive response. 

The movie is the official Hindi adaptation of the Tamil film Vikram Vedha (2017), which starred R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in the roles of the cop and gangster respectively. The 2017 movie was also helmed by Pushkar and Gayathri. 

Produced by Bhushan Kumar of T-Series, S Sashikanth and Reliance Entertainment, Vikram Vedha is due to be released in theatres on 30 September.