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‘There was a fear that someone would just skip this’: Saif Ali Khan on Netflix series ‘Sacred Games’

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Netflix’s Indian original series Sacred Games, which was premiered on the streaming platform on July 6, marked a first for several members of its top-line cast. The adaptation of the 2006 Vikram Chandra novel of the same name, which has been directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, saw Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui moving away from the big screen and embracing the digital space.

Khan has earned the distinction of being the first major Hindi film star to step into the Netflix universe. Khan has won praise for his realistic portrayal of Mumbai police inspector Sartaj Singh, who is forced into the spotlight after he is warned by gangster Ganesh Gaitonde (Siddiqui) that his city is under threat.

Khan spoke about his fear that audiences would bypass the series and his camaraderie with his brilliant co-star Jitendra Joshi, who plays his trusted aide Katekar.

You must be enjoying the compliments ‘Sacred Games’ has generated.
The thing I am enjoying the most is to be part of a show that is the first one that came out of India and is competing globally and being considered a good watch by a lot of reviewers who don’t normally review the films that come out of India.

And that was always the idea: to try and have an acting style that isn’t typical or like we do at home, and try and make it more international by not overdoing stuff. That is one thing that is sinking through in all the conversations over the last few days.

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Saif Ali Khan: Attacking stars easiest way to get attention

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Basking in the success of Sacred Games, Saif Ali Khan opens up on censorship and how detractors create controversies to gain mileage

“I wasn’t expecting such an overwhelming response,” smiles Saif Ali Khan, when we congratulate him on the success of Sacred Games. Based on Vikram Chandra’s celebrated novel by the same name, the show has been winning accolades from all and sundry since it dropped online 10 days ago.

Though sold as a platform devoid of the censorship barriers that dominate the movies, the Netflix series, directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, ran into legal trouble last week. A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court seeking to remove certain sections that were allegedly derogatory to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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Saif Ali Khan reveals Sacred Games will have four seasons, Pankaj Tripathi to have central role in second installment

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on July 16, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

India’s first ever Netflix series Scared Games is receiving raving reviews from critics and audiences worldwide alike. However, some questions are being raised over the ending of the eight-episode series and a sequel may help explain the big cliffhanger.

According to a report, Pankaj Tripathi will have an important role in the second season. A source mentioned “The makers have already planned a second season, the shooting of which will start in November in Mumbai. Pankaj, who appears as Guruji only in three scenes apart from his voiceover in the first season, will have a central role in the second season alongside Nawazuddin as he is the real mastermind.”

The crime-political-terrorism-underworld thriller based on the novel of the same name by Vikram Chandra has been directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. Set in Mumbai, the first season is an adaptation of approximately one-third of the book. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 100 percent ‘Fresh’ rating.

In an interview, Khan said “Each season will have eight episodes, so overall, the series will have 32 episodes.” There’s no official word from the show’s makers but Saif Ali Khan suggested that filming for a season 2 will begin in September.

Erik Barmack, vice-president of international originals at Netflix said: “India is seeing the biggest and fastest investment in content for any country we have launched in.”

I know we’ll be compared to the International shows: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Helmed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, the all new Netflix web series, Sacred Games is being appreciated from all across the country. The show stars the renowned Bollywood actors like Radhika Apte, Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

The series is being assumed to be a political thriller. It revolves around Sartaj Singh, played by Saif Ali Khan. Saif is essaying the role of a cop. Radhika Apte shall be seen playing a Raw agent and Nawazuddin Siddiqui shall be seen essaying the role of a gangster, called Ganesh Gaitonde.

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Sacred Games star Saif Ali Khan: It’s liberating for actors to compete internationally

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Caught in the whirlwind of promotions, the three lead actors of the latest Netflix series Sacred Games – Radhika Apte, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan – seem slightly dazed when we meet them in a suburban hotel in Mumbai. As they ponder over the question regarding their experience of being part of the Mumbai underworld drama based on a book of same name by Vikram Chandra, Apte says, “I have been watching so many amazing shows on Netflix. So, to be in one of them is wonderful. It is exciting that audience in 190 countries will watch it together.” The actor, who plays a RAW agent, looks around and tells her colleagues: “There, I have answered for everybody.”

Khan, who is enjoying his delayed lunch, chips in, “We will be compared to a lot of international shows as well as actors. The cultural requirement and tone for the show are more international. It’s liberating for actors to compete internationally.” Siddiqui expresses his satisfaction over the fact that in a show like this, an actor gets to work on his character in detail.

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Netflix’s first original series from India, Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Sacred Games,’ is an addictive crime thriller with a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

• “Sacred Games,” the first Netflix original series from India, debuted Friday to a 100% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
• The crime thriller is an adaptation of a best-selling 2006 novel by Vikram Chandra.
• Its first eight-episode season is now streaming on Netflix.

Netflix’s first original series from India, crime thriller “Sacred Games,” debuted Friday to overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics.

The show centers on a Sikh cop in the Mumbai police force named Sartaj Singh (played by Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan), and an enigmatic Mumbai criminal, Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). At the start of the series, Gaitonde calls Singh to inform him of an impending attack on the city that is set to take place in 25 days.

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Video: Saif Ali Khan & Nawazuddin Siddiqui On Sacred Games

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2018 by saifalikhanonline