Sacred Games actor Saif Ali Khan’s next film with Navdeep Singh, in which he plays a Naga Sadhu – has been renamed and now it also has a release date. Previously titled Hunter, it’ll be now called as Laal Kaptaan and it is all set for a theatrical release on September 6. The makers have additionally discharged the first poster of the film, formally revealing Saif’s look, the new name and also the release date.
The official handle of Eros Now shared the poster and wrote, “Raakh se janmaa…Raakh ho jaane ko #LaalKaptaan #HuntBegins6thSeptember.”
“Saif is a talented actor and this script permits him to showcase his talent like never before. Laal Kaptaan boasts of a large landscape, dramatic characters and also an absorbing story that makes it a first of its kind,” Sunil Lulla, the managing director of Eros International aforementioned in a statement.
NH 10 helmer Navdeep Singh has directed the picture and Rai aforementioned he has full faith within the story. “Laal Kaptaan is that sort of film that’s positively reaching to generate a genre and narrative style of its own,” he added.
The film has been in production for some time. The team shot in Rajasthan and pictures from the sets leaked Saif’s look in the movie, sparking online debates that it’s galvanized by Johny Depp’s character from The Pirates of Caribbean.
Saif additionally reacted to comparisons of his look with those of Johny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of Caribbean. As per the media the report quoted him as saying “My nephew Kiaan son of Karisma Kapoor and son Ibrahim saw the images before they’d leaked, and said, ‘Hey, that’s Jack Sparrow.’ The resemblance was because of the jacket and dreadlocks. Whereas filming, I never thought about it. If I did, I wouldn’t have done it. But, everything will make sense when you will see the film.”
Saif plays a Naga sadhu – one half of two warring brothers, within the film that’s being touted as a revenge drama. The film additionally stars Mukkabaaz actor Zoya Hussain and Manav Vij.
Saif recently had a fresh lease of life infused in his career along with his digital debut, Sacred Games, garnering appreciation from all quarters. Before the web series that additionally starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pankaj Tripathi, Saif has several unfortunate releases—Rangoon, chef and Kaalakaandi all the movie blast at the box office. He’s presently working on the second season of the Netflix series where Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey have joined the cast.