Saif is India's Hugh Jackman: Jon Harris
Saif Ali Khan may be an unknown name in the West, but director Jon Harris named the Bollywood heartthrob when asked about the one actor he would love to work with.entertainment Updated: Jun 28, 2010 16:00 IST
The filmmaker who is editing the much awaited Hugh Jackman starrer X-Men: First Class, saw Khan's work in the Homie Adajania film Being Cyrus and was impressed.
Harris said that he had considered casting the actor, whom he calls "India's Hugh Jackman", in his latest film The Descent 2.
"Saif Ali Khan. I haven't met him but I loved his role in a film for which I was an editor. The film is called Being Cyrus. I am looking forward to work with the actor if get an opportunity. He has this unique feature he can look young at the same time mature," said Harris.
The director who has been a part of hit films like Kick-Ass and Snatch, said that he plans to cast Khan in his next project.
"I would have loved to cast him in this horror film but unfortunately the story had no male actors in a prominent role and it was a sequel so there had to be continuation. I look at him as the Wolverine i.e Hugh Jackman of India and am really looking forward to direct him as soon as I get a green signal for my next projects as director," said Harris about the actor.