Archive for Vikram Chandra

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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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.

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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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Sacred Games is not a web series: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The actor recalls shooting in a public toilet for Sacred Games.

Saif Ali Khan is perhaps one of the few actors who will venture into a new zone with Sacred Games. However, he doesn’t want to categorise it as a web series.

He says, “It is not a web series. I want to call it streaming content. So far, it is very artistic and Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap are amazing to work with. This is the first time I am working with them. They are helping me improve my game tremendously. It’s an exciting space.”

The series, based on Indian author Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name, will feature Saif as Sartaj Singh. Set in Mumbai, the series delves into the city’s intricate web of organised crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance.

The actor recalls shooting in a public toilet for Sacred Games. He says, “We had to shoot in a public bathroom. It is the worst thing I have seen. I was worried about Hepatitis. So they cleaned it up because I couldn’t breathe. I felt like I will die here.” Currently, the actor is busy promoting his film Chef.

Saif Ali Khan: My foot has swollen almost like a football

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

Hurt on the set of his upcoming web series ‘Sacred Games’, Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan says fear of injuries doesn’t deter him from performing stunts in his projects.

“Such things keep happening,” said Saif Ali Khan, pointing to his right leg that is currently in an orthopedic cast. The actor recently injured himself while shooting an action sequence for Sacred Games, the Netflix original based on Vikram Chandra’s novel by the same name. “My foot was swollen like a football. The doctor told me it was a minor ligament tear. It was terribly painful, but it’s getting better now.”

While most actors would take time off to recover from the injury, Khan could not afford to. Vikramaditya Motwane (one of the directors of the series) did not flinch from continuing the shoot. “I thought I’ll be out of action for some time, but that was not the case. Despite the injury, Vikram made me shoot an action sequence in a bathroom,” he laughed, the irony of the situation not lost on him, before adding, “Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I am a fast healer.”

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