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Saif Ali Khan shares his take on encounter killings 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 • Hindi Comments
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Saif Ali Khan shares his take on encounter killings 

Actor Saif Ali Khan is all set to appear as a rough and tough cop in his upcoming crime thriller 'Vikram Vedha' which also stars Hrithik Roshan. The film will feature Saif as an encounter specialist who has no remorse for carrying out extra judicial killings as he sees it as a necessity for the society. In a recent promotional interview, Saif shared that he himself doesn't agree with the ideology of his character.

Describing what an encounter is, Saif told The Indian Express, "When the mafia problem was getting so out of control, there was this urban legend that we won’t show whether the ‘criminal’ was shot genuinely trying to escape, or executed, and later on, they do the paperwork to show that he was trying to escape and we had to shoot him. That’s called an ‘encounter’, a ‘fake encounter’. It’s kind of a horrific judicial… I’m sure it’s completely illegal. But it’s cinematically quite disturbing as well, and that’s kind of what my character does. But he’s convinced he’s a good guy, because (he thinks) it’s required.”

Sharing his take on this whole thing, Saif said, "I’m much more… probably a bit left-wing, I suppose… I don’t know, I probably shouldn’t say these things anymore today. But yes, I’m really liberal and easygoing, and I think everyone is entitled to a fair trial before judgement. I’m certainly not for executing suspected criminals, which my character seems to love to do.”

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