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Netflix to release Saif Ali Khan’s Sacred Games in May; season 2 shooting to commence soon

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

The wait for Netflix’s first ever Indian web series is finally over! It has been reported that Sacred Games is all set to release in May this year. This was revealed by Yash Sinha, who is part of the Netflix web series, during an interaction for his recently released SIT’s Bin Bulaye Mehman season 2.

Yash exclusively revealed, “It is a very big and huge format. The first season will be coming out in May.” Sacred Games stars Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Nawazuddin Siddiqui in pivotal roles. Besides Yash, joining the cast are Karan Wahi, Surveen Chawla, Nawab Shah, Nishant Malkani, and many others. The series is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Vikram Chandra. It is a crime novel that talks about the crime and corruption in Mumbai city back in the 90s. Yash also revealed, “The second season will be shot for in a few days’ time.”

It has also been reported that the series will be a four season affair each being of 8 episodes. Shot on location in India, this Hindi-English series will be produced in partnership with Phantom Films. Both Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap are directing the series.


Saif Ali Khan on Netflix’s Sacred Games: It is liberating to go digital

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Ahead of web debut, Saif Ali Khan speaks of how the medium is more satisfying than films

He was one of the first from Bollywood to jump on to the digital bandwagon when he gave his nod to the Netflix original, Sacred Games, in June 2016. A year-and-a-half and completion of the shoot later, Saif Ali Khan says the medium, by its very nature, offers much more creative satisfaction to artistes.

“It is liberating as an actor to have a platform [like Netflix] to act on. Vikram [Vikramaditya Motwane] and Anurag [Kashyap] have been wonderful directors. With no censorship, this platform offers creative freedom. That’s what makes it so exciting,” says Khan, who plays cop Sartaj Singh, in the adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel by the same name.

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First look of Saif Ali Khan’s Sacred Games

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is one of the first Indian stars to make his way to the digital platform. The actor is all set to star in a Netflix original series called Sacred Games. Saif Ali Khan recently finished shooting the episodes for the show in Mumbai.

This morning, Netflix India released first looks of the three characters essayed by Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. They are looking edgy and intriguing in the first glimpse. Saif Ali Khan, essaying the role of Sartaj Singh, has blood on his face while aiming his gun at the target. Both Nawazuddin and Radhika are caught in intimidating expressions in their first looks.

During the filming of Sacred Games, Saif Ali Khan talked about becoming the first mainstream Indian actor to venture into a digital platform with Sacred Games. Talking about why he chose to get into digital space, Saif 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.”

Based on Vikram Chandra’s novel by the same name, Sacred Games is a crime drama that delves into the dark and gritty world of Mumbai city and features the actor in the role of Inspector Sartaj Singh. The show will also star Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the prominent role of gangster Ganesh Gaitonde whereas Radhika Apte plays the role of RAW analyst Anjali Mathur. Based on reality, the series will trace the deep nexus of crime and politics as it takes you through the life of a police officer named Sartaj Singh.

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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