Strangely Saif Ali Khan with his classic Nawabi look, has never been part of any period film or costume drama.
That is about to change.Saif will be seen in the historical Tanaaji The Unsung Hero a biopic on the Life of the Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare. However, Saif won't be playing the title role in this film Ajay Devgn plays the title role and produces the film. Tanaaji is to be directed by Om Raut who has directed a Marathi biopic on the life of Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
Apparently Devgan personally invited Saif to come on board.
Says a source in the know ,"It took Saif a long time to come out of the supporting - actor category. After Kal Ho Na Ho he vowed to never do a two-hero film where he has the weaker role . But Ajay personally assured Saif of a strong author-backed role. And Saif agreed".
Ajay and Saif have earlier worked together in Milan Luthria 's Kachche Dhaage and Vishal Bhardwaj 's Omkara . hopefully Tanaaji would provide Saif with that elusive hit film which his career urgently needed. Of course, that’s only on the big screen. On Netflix, Saif is still basking in the appreciation he received from Sacred Games.