Saif Ali Khan might play a doctor in his next with director Vipul Shah

Though his last release ‘Rangoon’ could not work wonders at the box office, actor Saif Ali Khan is ready with a big surprise for his fans with some interesting projects lined up in his kitty. The actor will be next seen in the remake of Hollywood film ‘Chef’ which will be followed by films like ‘Kaalakaandi’ and ‘Baazaar’. But, the list doesn’t end here. Reports suggest that Saif is set to team up with director Vipul Amrutlal Shah for the latter’s next directorial project wherein he will be seen playing a doctor. According to a report in a leading tabloid, this is a medical drama project.

This project will mark the return of Vipul Amrutlal Shah on director’s chair after a gap of almost seven years. His last film as a director was ‘Action Replayy’ which featured Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan playing the lead roles. The idea had struck Vipul in 2009 when he had read an article about the growing market for drug testing on humans in India.

Vipul has said to a leading tabloid, “The project kept getting delayed but it’s a story waiting to be told. The facts are real. It’s the story of a doctor who stumbles on this conspiracy which is a work of fiction.” [sic] Further, he said that the medical drama has been meticulously researched by his writers, Suresh Nair and Ritesh Shah.

The report in the leading tabloid states that Saif Ali Khan has been approached to play the doctor and is presently going through the script. But, the director refused to comment on the casting saying it’s too premature.

“I feel like it’s my first film as a director but I’ve always felt that way. And unless I feel this way, I can’t put my best foot forward,” added the director on returning to film direction after a long gap.

Well, it would be quite interesting to see Saif playing another unique character. But, let’s wait for an official confirmation from the makers or the actor himself.