Archive for Vikram Aditya Motwane

Concerns over Saif Ali Khan’s Sacred Games?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

There is a very old but true saying that says ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth!” and this saying has turned out to be painfully true in the case of the show that was supposed to mark Saif Ali Khan’s debut into the digital space, Sacred Games.

To give you all a bit of context, Sacred Games is the first Indian-origin Netflix Show that is currently in production and along with Saif, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was also supposed to be a part of the star cast. The series in question is being helmed by two directors, which are Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, and according to a source, that’s the root of the BIG problem!

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Interview | Saif Ali Khan: I think more like an actor than a star

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is facing a dry spell at the box office, but when it comes to his choices, the actor is making some unconventional moves. After all, not many stars would have attempted something like Kaalakaandi, or maybe jump on the web series bandwagon with Sacred Games. Saif has done all that and despite the misses, he is still raring to go. In this conversation, he talks about what keeps him motivated and why he would like to be labelled as an actor rather than a star. Over to him.

You have time and again visited the dark space in cinema. Does it excite you?

You are right. I have always enjoyed this space. After all, the idea is to do everything and be creative. When you are doing some mad stuff, it’s fun. After that, you just come home and have fun. There’s nothing like it, right? I think a good actor’s need is to be saleable and at the same time, they should be trying to make some out-of-the-box choices in movies. It’s interesting to do that in art. But yes, you do need to keep an eye on the numbers too.

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Saif Ali Khan forays into web

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

He is one of the first mainstream actors to dabble with the digital platform and Saif Ali Khan believes his stint in a web series is only a way forward, not a step down.

The actor, 47, features in Netflix’s upcoming original show Sacred Games and said he felt liberated as a performer while working on the web series.

“It is not, in any way, a come down; but a step in a new direction for me as an actor. It is very liberating as an actor to have a platform like Netflix,” Saif, whose last big-screen release was Kaalakaandi, said.

The actor said web series were the next in-thing and he “jumped at the idea” of doing one when he was offered the project.

“There is a certain quality to Netflix, it is not (typical). It has an international feel to it. Also, Vikramaditya Motwane is a wonderful director, and is a responsible show runner. He is comparing us to House of Cards. It is going to be the best show coming out of India and I am hopeful everyone will be proud of it,” he said.

The series, based on Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name, will be directed by Motwane and Anurag Kashyap.

Saif, who has begun shooting, said he has read parts of the book and the series, which includes Nawaz-uddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte was quite different.

Saif Ali Khan to be next seen in Netflix’s show Sacred Games

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on January 15, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan will be next seen in Netflix’s original show Sacred Games. As an actor, he is keen on working new series.

He also said, “Working in web series doesn’t mean you are coming down; it’s a new way in the field.”

The series is based on Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name, which will be directed by Motwane and Anurag Kashyap.

Saif has already started shooting for the same. He has also read some parts of the book. The series is quite different from other web series.

For the actor working on a film set, web series has been a completely different experience.

The web series also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte. Saif also added, “When you work with talented actors like them, it ups your game and you look forward to more projects.”

His latest film Kaalakaandi has already been released his upcoming movie is titled Baazaar.

So many actors get rediscovered on the web: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan, who will be seen in the series Sacred Games, on how the digital space gives a new lease of life to actors who are long forgotten.

Saif Ali Khan has exciting things to look forward to in 2018. Besides the black comedy Kaalakandi, which releases on January 12, the actor will be seen as a cop, Sartaj Singh, in Sacred Games.

Speaking at length about the web series, which is based on author Vikram Chandra’s bestseller by the same name, Saif is all praises for its directors Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. Here, he tells us how the digital space has redefined entertainment viewing:

Web series is the present
Web series is not the future, it is the present. It is a very creative space. And budgets are huge. Netflix has a lot of money and they spend it on their product. They are quality conscious.

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Watch out for Saif Ali Khan in 2018

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

This is the Khan most forget when they refer to the ‘Khans of Bollywood’, although he’s been around as leading man for pretty much just as long, which is a feat in itself; besides that he’s taken more risks than his contemporaries, if you may — whether that be a completely English movie (Being Cyrus), producing, acting in the first mainstream zombie flick (Go Goa Gone), upping the ante with a desi James Bond blowout (Agent Vinod), or whacking it out of the park as a Meerathiya gangster (in Omkara). In 2018, Saif will walk in as cop Sartaj Singh, the lead from Vikram Chandra’s underworld noir-novel, Sacred Games, being adapted as a Netflix original series for a global audience. Whether the series itself becomes India’s Narcos of sorts is hard to tell. It’s being directed by Anurag Kashyap, with Vikramaditya Motwane as the show-runner. But we’d keep our eyes out for Saif, also in Kaalakaandi, which is the brilliant Delhi Belly writer Akshat Verma’s directorial debut. Then there’s also Nikhil Advani’s production Bazaar (on the stock market). So, well, rather see Saif, than be sorry? (Okay, sorry, about that lame one).

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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