We may still be reeling over his 'eugenics and genetics' defence of nepotism, but you can;t deny that Saif Ali Khan is having some really interesting movies and projects in his kitty. Saif Ali Khan was last seen as the jealous Parsi director in Vishal Bhardwaj's period drama, Rangoon, which tanked at the box office. But the failure of his last release hasn't stopped him signing different movies, which for a true movie buff, is a really cool thing to do. So there is Chef remake, the black comedy Kaalakaandi and the corporate thriller Bazaar. But the project that piqued my interest the most is Sacred Games.
Touted as Netflix's first Indian original web series, Sacred Games is an adaptation of Vikram Chandra's novel by the same name. It is reported that Saif Ali Khan will be playing the protagonist, that of a cop who falls in love. Now in an interesting casting development, as reported by Mid-Day, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte will also be a part of Sacred Games. Nawazuddin and Radhika have earlier acted together in Manjhi and Badlapur, but this is the first time either of them is working with Saif Ali Khan (though Radhika Apte might be seen with him in the upcoming Bazaar). The details of their characters are not known yet, so watch this space for more updates on the project. With such interesting actors in the project, Sacred Games surely looks one damn hell of a web-series.
Earlier speaking to an online portal, Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix had said this, “We are delighted to partner with creative powerhouse, Phantom Films, to bring Vikram Chandra’s epic novel to life with the best Indian and global film talent available today. Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide.”
The author has spoken to IANS earlier, “Over the last few years, I’ve watched with great excitement and pleasure as Netflix has transformed narrative television with its groundbreaking, genre-bending shows. I’m confident that all the colour and vitality and music of the fictional world I’ve lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix. I’m thrilled to be working with Netflix and Phantom Films.”
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