Mumbai:Saif Ali Khan has opted for a naturally
tanned look instead of make-up to play a rural gangster in
Tigmanshu Dhulia-directed Bullet Raja.
According to a source, the actor was required to get a tanned
look for his character and to achieve that the 42-year-old would
sit outside his van in the afternoon.
"Saif really puts in a lot of effort to get into his character.
Tigmanshu wanted a certain tanned look since he is playing a rural
gangster. When Saif learned this, he decided that instead of the
make-up he would sit outside his van in the afternoons to get the
natural tanned look. We all told him that it was not necessary to
do that as it was really scorching hot, but he did not listen to
us," said the source.
The actor went to great lengths to get under the skin of Langda
Tyagi, his character in critically acclaimed Othello-inspired 2006
Bullet Raja narrative will be set against the backdrop
of Uttar Pradesh-based mafia, and it will deal with the underworld.
It also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Jimmy Shergill.