Mumbai: Filmmaker Kabir Khan`s last film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ was about the life of a RAW agent. He is now set to cast actor Saif Ali Khan in a film about counter-terrorism post the 26/11 Mumbai attack.
The film is to be written by Hussain Zaidi, a prominent crime writer whose scrupulously researched books have earlier been the basis of Anurag Kashyap`s ‘Black Friday’ and Sanjay Gupta`s ‘Shootout At Wadala’.
This wouldn`t be the first film that Saif would be doing on global terrorism. He has earlier done Rensil D`Silva`s ‘Kurbaan’, in which he played a terrorist. In Kabir`s film that Sajid Nadiadwala will produce, Saif crosses over to the other side.
Said a source: "Saif plays a counter-terrorist deputed to tackle a post 26/11 scenario. It`s a kind of extension to Salman Khan`s RAW agent`s role in Kabir Khan`s `Ek Tha Tiger`. But the politics of this film would be far more topical."
Saif, according to sources, would be required to undertake remarkable research to get his data on counter-insurgency right.
"It`s a different world for Saif and producer Sajid Nadiadwala. Sajid has only done mass entertainers so far."