Justifying the reasons behind choosing Saif, Harris said, “I haven"t yet met Saif Ali Khan. But I loved his acting in a film that I edited. If I get a chance, I would love to work with him."
He added, “Saif has unique features, he can look mature as well as young at the same time. He is like the Hugh Jackman of India. As soon as I am ready with my next project as director, I would look forward to directing him." Saif has this British connection since his academic days as he has studied at Oxford.
John further said, “It would have been great to have him in this horror film. But the male actors in the movie have no major role. Moreover, being a sequel of The Decent, we needed to maintain the continuity. Harris has edited other renowned films like Eden Lake, The Pond, Stardust, Kick-Ass, Snatch and the upcoming movie X-Men: First Class.
The British actor John Harris is very much fascinated with Saif Ali Khan. John, earlier edited the actor"s Hindi movie Being Cyrus, which was directed by Homi Adajania. Jon"s latest movie The Decent 2 is going to release in India on July 2. During the promotion of the film, the director was asked to name a Bollywood actor with whom he would like to make a movie. He promptly quoted the name of the Junior Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan.