Saif was seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia's “Bullett Raja” as a gangster, whereas in Sajid Khan's “Humshakals” he tried his hand at comedy. However, the plan backfired as the films failed to ring in cash at the box office. The 44-year-old, who looked casual in a yellow shirt and a red pajama with a cap, says the success of his films like “Cocktail” and “Race 2” drove him to take chances and experiment with new roles.
“I had two hits -- 'Race 2' and 'Cocktail' -- so I thought let me try and do different things. I was like let me do Tigmanshu's 'Bullett Raja' which has a rustic role, has action. And also do a comedy which the whole India will enjoy and I was like 'lets have fun with Sajid',” he said. “India is in expansion mode with an attitude that 'stop portraying old things and stereotypes'. I believe anything regressive will get abused and it should be,” Saif added.