One can’t deny that currently, Saif Ali Khan is having some really interesting movies and projects in his kitty. Right now, there is Chef remake, the black comedy Kaalakaandi, and the corporate thriller Bazaar. Apart from these pole apart projects, Sacred Games, a show on Netflix, starring Saif Ali Khan has piqued our interest.
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 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. The details of their characters are not known yet. 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 color, 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.”