Saif Ali Khan excited about first political venture

Mumbai: Romance, drama, action, thriller - he has done all but Saif Ali Khan hasn`t tried a political thriller yet and says Prakash Jha`s "Aarakshan" is his first in the genre.

The actor is starring in Jha`s high voltage political drama that also has Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Prateik Babbar and Manoj Bajpayee.

"This is my first time in a political movie. Considering my rest of the films are commercial, it is good to be in something socially relevant," Saif told IANS.

The movie is based on caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions and will see Saif sporting a trimmed Zappa moustache without a goatee for his character.