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Saif Ali Khan opens up about being the first mainstream Indian actor to make digital debut with Sacred Games

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan has had his hands full this year with Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon, Raja Krishna Menon’s Chef and Nikkhil Advani’s production, Baazaar. While the actor is gearing up for his next release, Kaalakaandi, helmed by Akshat Verma, he is also currently shooting for his Netflix series ‘Sacred Games’.

Saif Ali Khan has become the first mainstream Indian actor to venture into a digital platform with an original series of Netflix called ‘Sacred Games’. Talking about why he chose to get into digital space, Saif Ali Khan said, “It is the future of movies. We have all kind of bigger films, the so-called mainstream, blockbuster films. I wouldn’t call it niche, but I would call it unpretentious films. I think my acting improved working with some of these actors. It was a really good experience.”

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More photos of Saif Ali Khan from the shooting of Sacred Games

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

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Afaan Khan to play young Saif Ali Khan in upcoming Netflix series!

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Television’s young artist Afaan Khan, who recently rose to fame with his portrayal of Ratan in Pehredaar Piya Ki is now all set to go big into the digital space as he has been roped in for an important role in Netflix webseries Sacred Games.

Based on Vikram Chandra’s best-seller Sacred Games, the Saif Ali Khan – Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Radhika Apte – Karan Wahi starrer will have Afaan Khan playing the role of young Saif Ali Khan.

The series will be shot in India and will be directed by Anurag Kashyap. It is a reality based series that will talk about crime and politics tracing the journey of a police officer named Sartaj Singh.

The series sure is going to be a must watch, isn’t it? Are you looking forward to it?

Saif Ali Khan’s Sacred Games: Marriage of online streaming platforms, Bollywood will liberate Indian filmmakers

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The recent announcement of the screen adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games all set to become the first Netflix original Indian series was greeted with much enthusiasm — and rightly so.

In fact, it is one of the best developments in the field of entertainment in India for a long time. The eight-part series that brings to life one of the most memorable books on Mumbai is being helmed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and features Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte.

It could usher in a new era for filmmakers and actors who traditionally could only choose between film and television.

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Saif Ali Khan’s web series ‘Sacred Games’ to have four seasons?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan’s Sacred Games has been the object of curiosity ever since it was announced in June this year. After all, it marks video-streaming platform Netflix’s first original series for India, besides seeing directors Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane helming the thriller. While initial buzz suggested that the adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel by the same name would be an eight-episode-long finite series, mid-day has learnt that the narrative will be spread over four seasons now.

A source close to production reveals, “The series is based on the novel, but the plot has been developed to suit the visual medium. The makers are now looking at locking in four seasons.”

The source further adds that the eight episodes that are currently being shot in Mumbai will constitute the first season. Most popular web series follow the norm of having the narrative divided over a few seasons. We hear, the officials at Netflix as well as Kashyap and Motwane felt Sacred Games too would benefit from such a format. While retaining the essence of the bestseller, scriptwriters Varun Grover, Smita Singh and Vasant Nath have also added new characters and sub-plots to the series. “It will take time to establish these new characters as well as sub-plots. They will be explored over the course of the seasons.” Officials at Netflix refused to comment.

The importance of Netflix’s Sacred Games to Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

For a few years now many critics and commentators have talked about the second golden age of television that we seem to be in the midst of. The history of any development, as Siddhartha Mukherjee suggested in The Gene: An Intimate History becomes far more illuminating if told through the transitions than the product itself. In this aspect, Saif Ali Khan perhaps offers a great insight into the journey of a leading man in Hindi films who suddenly loses his audience.


In a career spanning 25 years, Khan has experienced the highs of a traditional Hindi film superstar, the uncertainty of a has-been, the grace of a trusty sidekick and the panache of a parallel or second-lead. As he, in a manner of speaking, becomes the first major mainstream Hindi film star to embrace the online streaming platform, he could very well be scripting a new phase for leading actors who find themselves at the end of the road, as they knew it.

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Kashyap, Motwane to Direct Parallel Stories for Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Sacred Games’

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on October 17, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane will be working on two parallel stories in the upcoming Netflix series Sacred Games.

Netflix’s first India-set original series Sacred Games is based on author Vikram Chandra’s best-selling novel of the same name.

Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix, was in conversation with journalist Anupama Chopra at a session in the ongoing Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival.

At the session, a few images from the series were unveiled featuring Bollywood actors Nawazuddin Siddique and Saif Ali Khan. The show sees Khan playing the role of cop Sartaj Singh, while Siddiqui portrays gangster Ganesh Gaitonde.

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