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It Upsets Me When People Say Jack Sparrow: Saif Ali Khan on Laal Kaptaan Role

Saif Ali Khan responded to comparisons being made on his role in 'Laal Kaptaan' to Hollywood character Jack Sparrow. Read below to find out what he has to say.


Updated:October 14, 2019, 10:51 AM IST
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It Upsets Me When People Say Jack Sparrow: Saif Ali Khan on Laal Kaptaan Role
image of Jack Sparrow, Saif Ali Khan, courtesy of Instagram

Saif Ali Khan is coming for the audiences, this time as a naga sadhu in his upcoming film Laal Kaptaan. Saif plays a never-seen-before character in the film and there has been much anticipation building up to the release on October 18.

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However, Saif and the film's stylist have been facing criticism from the cinegoers because the actor's look from the film is reminiscent of Hollywood film Pirates of the Caribbean, with Saif somewhat resembling Jack Sparrow, portrayed by actor Johnny Depp.

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While the stylist who worked with Saif in Laal Kaptaan had earlier called the similarities between the two looks as a mere coincidence, Saif too has now opened up in the matter. In an interview, responding to a question on how his look is similar to Jack Sparrow from the Hollywood film franchise, Saif said, "It upsets me when people say Jack Sparrow because it's really not. These are the elements that our culture has given cinema and this is something very seeped in India. The Naga Sadhu, the dreadlocks, bandana and his ash face, even the red jacket comes from the East India Company, so it's a character from our time.”

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He added, "I think they went berserk with Thugs of Hindostan.”

Laal Kaptaan releases on October 18, alongside Hollywood biggies Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Zombieland: Double Tap. Directed by Navdeep Singh, the film stars Manav Vij, Deepak Dobriyal and Sonakshi Sinha in pivotal roles.

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