Milan Luthria denies reports that Saif Ali Khan will be seen as a superhero in his next directorial venture, and adds that people have misinterpreted him.
"No, it's not a superhero film. Saif is not playing a superhero in my film. People have misinterpreted me and come to the conclusion that I am making a same film like everyone else. All I can say is that it's an entertaining film with a twist," Luthria told IANS.
"The film has all the elements of fantasy. When you have a very good script, it becomes difficult to put it into a particular slot or genre," he added.
Producer by Bhushan Kumar, the film is yet-to-be-titled.
Describing Saif's role in the film, Luthria said that "Saif will be seen playing a role that he has never tried before", and added that even he is "trying something that I have not attempted before."
"I have a fantasy element in my film and that's my trump card. In many ways, I can say that it's a very Manmohan Desai kind of a film," he added.
Luthria earlier worked with Saif in his 1999 directorial debut "Kachche Dhaage" and says Saif has proved his versatility over the years.
"There is a lot of excitement with this film. When we first worked together, that time he was a little raw and I was new. Now we are meeting when we both are at the top," he added.
The director, who is making films for more than a decade, says it is difficult to put a good script into a particular genre.
He explained it by saying that when he was making "Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai", he was "fed up of listening to people say that I am making a film on gangster. I believe it was an entertaining film."
Talking about Saif starrer, he said: "The film has romance, action and emotion - everything in it. When a best film comes out in our country, it is difficult to phrase it or label it or put it in a particular genre."
Luthria says the leading lady is not yet finalised.
"It's a very interesting character for the leading lady. I am keen to cast a few actresses, but can't talk much about them right now."
Thanks to the success of his "Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai" and "The Dirty Picture", many top notch actors are keen to work with him.
Commenting on that, he said: "I am glad that many top actors of our country are keen to work with me and I will not let this opportunity go."