According to Soha, while working on Tigmanshu Dhulia's Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns, the director mentioned a script that he thought would suit Saif. Apparently the director wanted Saif to hear the script of the film.
That's when Soha decided to approach Saif on Tigmanshu Dhulia's behalf.
Says Soha, "Though his Paan Singh Tomar had not released when we were shooting for our film, Tigmanshu didn't need any introduction. So I went and told Bhai about it."
The actress says Saif met Tigmanshu and immediately agreed to be part of it. Soha says, "This is the first time he will be working with a director who I have worked with first. Usually, the situation is opposite."