For Saif Ali Khan, playing a zombie hunter in 'Go Goa Gone' meant treading into unfamiliar grounds as he did not have any idea of what zombies were all about. Thus, director duo, Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, introduced the actor to a book titled The Zombie Survival Guide. The humour-inflicted-horror book is all about the zombies, their existence and even mentions ways to get rid of them.
Saif being an avid reader, completed the book in no time, and even surprised the directors with his research on his character. Raj says, "When we were discussing our zombie comedy with Saif, he was very kicked and eager to get on with it. But he said that he was more of a 'vampire' guy and wanted to know as much as possible about the zombie culture and more importantly, the rules. Because we all firmly believe that you need to know the rules before you can break them."
DK adds, "So we shared this hilariously serious book on zombie apocalypse. Saif is a voracious reader and it is not surprising to see him go through four or five books at a time. This particular book is not available in India so we lent him the book that he finished reading in two days flat. Guess, he liked what he read because he hasn't returned the book as yet." Produced by, Saif and Dinesh Vijan, under their banner Illuminati Films along with Sunil Lulla of Eros International, the film also stars Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari and Puja Gupta. Go Goa Gone releases on May 10.