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Saif Ali Khan admits that he is desperate for a hit

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The box office hasn’t particularly favoured Saif Ali Khan for the last few years, with the actor braving almost 10 debacles since his last hit, Race 2 (2013), hit the marquee. While his contemporaries dismiss BO numbers, citing that they may not reflect people’s choice, Khan, who is currently prepping for the release of his Raja Krishna Menon-directed film, Chef, confesses that he is desperate for a hit. “It is important that Chef performs well, else I will have to question what is going wrong [with my career]. It affects my image of being a star, because, a star is supposed to be bankable. Yet, it doesn’t affect my confidence.”

Khan, who is currently shooting for India’s first Netflix original, ‘Sacred Games’, says box-office success is a validation of an actor’s credibility. But, he is quick to add that the roles coming his way reveal a different story. “[Despite the debacles of my past films], I still have three films and a Netflix series in my kitty. I have been the first choice for all these projects. So, I am sure I have done something right.” Addressing himself as a “late bloomer”, Khan says he has only begun understanding which script would develop into a notable outing, recently. “I am doing better work, working with better directors than I have,” says the actor, who has Akshat Verma’s ‘Kaalakandi’ and ‘Bazaar’, by Nikkhil Advani in the pipeline.

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Here’s why Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are shooting separately for ‘Sacred Games’

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Parallel shoots of Sacred Games on in city, Motwane directs Khan’s portions, Kashyap takes charge of Siddiqui’s parts

India’s first homegrown Netflix original Sacred Games piqued audience curiosity, ever since the project was announced.

While the adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games was reason enough to rejoice, the coming together of some of the best names in the industry — Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane — was another draw.

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Saif Ali Khan spotted shooting Sacred Games

Posted in Video with tags , , , , on September 8, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan’s turban look as Sartaj Singh in Netflix’s Sacred Games

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

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Saif Ali Khan’s Sacred Games to start next week

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

After 11 years, writer Vikram Chandra’s 2006 thriller ‘Sacred Games’ is finally being adapted on screen, and it was a long time coming. It’s honestly quite surprising how this novel, which is considered one of the most memorable books on Mumbai, hasn’t been turned into a movie or TV show till now.

Becoming the first Indian show in the Netflix Originals category, ‘Sacred Games’ will be an eight-part series. At the press conference held to the announce the production, Chandra insisted on how crucial it will be for any screen adaptation of the novel to be multilingual. “With Netflix, the opportunity to have that multilingual flavour was unpassable,” he adds.

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Easier to express story on web than on big screen: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on August 22, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan, who is all set to star in Netflix’s upcoming original series ‘Sacred Games,’ feels that it is easier to present a story on a web platform.

While present at the launch of the web series, when asked about all the censorship game, Saif noted, “The fact that there is lack of censorship and we will be able to tell our stories in truth is very exciting. I don’t like the idea of too many constraints. So this book is so layered and to be able to present that without having going to 500 institutions and seek permission to express yourself freely is good.”

The actor also quashed all the reports of being part of Kabir Khan’s web series titled ‘The Forgotten Army’ and noted, “Right now the only streaming service I am working with is Netflix.”

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Sacred Games featuring Saif Ali Khan will be a guinea pig in Indian market: Vikramaditya Motwane

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on August 15, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Sacred Games is an upcoming Netflix original series based in and shot in India. Based on Indian author Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name, it will star Saif Ali Khan in the lead role. Vikramaditya Motwane is part of the Phantom Films banner, which is co-producing the series with Netflix.

Efforts are on to make Sacred Games, an upcoming Netflix original series based in and shot in India, compelling enough to get the Indian audiences hooked to the medium, says filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, who is working behind-the-scenes on the show.

Based on Indian author Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name, it will feature Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan in the lead role to tell the story of the intricate web of organised crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance.

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