Aarakshan is behind him now, but actor Saif Ali Khan admits that the film was an eye-opener of sorts. “It was discussed on so many talk shows and forums even as we tried to convince everyone that it was a ‘safe’ film, it was initially banned in three states.
If something like this happens with my own production, Agent Vinod, I’d be anguished,” he says. Is he going to do Jha’s next film on India Shining? “Nothing has been finalised,” he says. “At the moment, I’m looking to do more commercial stuff. The films I like are more of the escapist fare and it’s tempting to steer clear of controversies. But I’d want to do a socially-relevant film once in a while.”
For now though, Saif has Agent Vinod, Cocktail and Race 2 on his plate. There’s also a ‘comic book’ collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox that will be announced soon. “The bulk of it is commercial cinema,” he adds.