Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Needed a superstar to pull off 'Bullett Raja': Tigmanshu

Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia talks about upcoming Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Bullett Raja'

Bullett Raja

New Delhi: Tigmanshu Dhulia says he roped in Saif Ali Khan for his upcoming action-crime thriller 'Bullett Raja' as the movie required a superstar to rake in box office earnings.

The 46-year-old director, who has made films like 'Haasil', 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster' and 'Paan Singh Tomar' among others, said a high budget film demands the "stars" of Bollywood.

"When you are working on a high budget film, the pressure requires you to have an actor, who can pull that off at the box office. And I think only he (Saif) can justify that kind of budget. So, we had to get a star. Luckily, Saif was interested in this space," Tigmanshu told us.

Tigmanshu has often chosen serious topics for his movies but this time around he found it interesting to come out with a masala entertainer.

"I have never made a film like this before. As compared to 'Paan Singh Tomar' and 'Saheb Biwi and Gangster', which were serious films, this is an entertainer. 'Bullett Raja' has all the aspects of a commercial film which you can enjoy in the theatre," he said.

"I was apprehensive initially if I would be able to pull it off. If I roped in somebody who had already done a film like this it would have not been a challenge," he added.

Actress Sonakshi Sinha will be seen playing the leading lady opposite Saif in the movie and the director says he found the chemistry between the two actors extra-ordinary.

'Bullett Raja' will hit theatres on November 29.

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