The Cocktail actor’s next production will star the Black Swan actor in the lead role
Deepika, Diana, groan out loud. Saif Ali Khan is going global with his next production. And the leading lady is going to be none other than Natalie Portman! It’s a casting coup for Saif as the Hollywood actor is an Academy Award-winning star – she won the Best Actress In A Leading Role trophy for her performance in Black Swan last year. By casting Natalie, Saif can grab the attention of Hollywood biggies for his production house, Illuminati Films. And for himself, too. You might recall that Saif had stated a couple of weeks ago that the wants to go international in his field, like his father and grandfather had done in cricket. He had also said that he wants to do “something big”. A film with Natalie meets both these criteria.
We’ve also heard that the as-yet-untitled movie is a romantic comedy. Looks like the success of Cocktail has made the actor realise that the audience prefers him in love stories more than in action films like Agent Vinod. And Hollywood is always open to romcoms. Saif is sticking to the formula so he’ll have a safe bet at both the box offices. It’s a good change for Natalie too, who usually does edgy, unconventional films. Saif may have just hit upon a win-win situation for his next production. Do you agree?