Jimmy Sheirgill has been an almost regular fixture with Tigmanshu Dhulia, ever since the director made his debut with HAASIL. Ever since then, the duo has collaborated on CHARAS, SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER, SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER RETURNS and now BULLETT RAJA. This time around though, there is Saif Ali Khan in the title role with his lady of affection being Sonakshi Sinha.
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Says Jimmy, “The three of us have a lot of sequences together though, as you can see from the promos. The film’s script is such that it brings us together. It would definitely have been a different space for Sonakshi to be working with Tigmanshu. However I could sense that Sonakshi was comfortable in what she was doing. As for Saif then well, he adapted to things so well from day one. He was bang on as the character. According to me, it is one of his finest performances. No one has ever seen Saif on these lines.”
While Saif plays a character with an adventurous streak, Jimmy plays a much more headstrong guy. While Sonakshi, who plays the part of a struggling actress, gets caught in the middle of an unintended kidnapping, Jimmy insists that there is solid contrast between the characters.
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“Tigmanshu was clear from the very beginning during the narration stage itself that bond between Saif and I had to be very prominent right through the film’s narrative. There is jugalbandi between the two of us during dialogues as well as action sequences,” says Jimmy.
No wonder, a villain in the film also refers to the duo as Jai and Veeru from SHOLAY, though Sonakshi isn’t exactly a ‘Basanti’ here.
“Par ye dosti hum nahi chodhenge,” laughs Jimmy who is a real life friend of Tigmanshu and a reel life friend of Saif in the film, “Aakhir dosti waali picture hai yeh. It is a full on entertainer. Ab hum aa hi gaye hain toh garmi toh badhegi hi.”