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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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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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Saif Ali Khan’s future line up ..

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

Saif Ali Khan appears to have decided to gamble everything. A glimpse at the 47-year-old actor’s list of new projects offers an indication of what his mind might be on right now. After pinning his hopes on Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon — which came crashing down like a house of cards—Khan will stick his neck out even further. In the past, when risky ventures turned out badly, he would notoriously go right back to the tried and tested. But this time, he’s pushing forth even harder.

He’ll start by playing Sartaj Singh, the intense lawman protagonist of the Netflix series Sacred Games, based on Vikram Chandra’s acclaimed novel of the same name. It’s a big commitment, with the series expected to shoot all the way until the end of the year and a second season already planned. There’s a true blue Western with NH10 director Navdeep Singh that Anand L Rai will likely produce, and a project with Filmistaan’s Nitin Kakkar as well.

With Khan’s teenage daughter Sara expected to begin shooting her debut film (Kedarnath, directed by Abhishek Kapoor and co-starring Sushant Singh Rajput) this September, insiders are saying Saif has acknowledged that the only way he can stay relevant is by reinventing himself. Turns out, he recently declined two well-paying multi-hero projects—one, a comedy, the second a thriller—and has committed himself to redoing his image.

Karan Wahi To Work With Saif Ali Khan?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on August 24, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Apart from the two, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte are also a part of the project.

We already know that Saif Ali Khan will soon be seen in Anurag Kashyap‘s upcoming series Sacred Games. Besides Saif, the web series also features Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte. Saif, who is one of the few A-listers in Bollywood, is venturing into the digital space for the first ever time. The actor feels it is easier to present a story on a web platform.

Latest reports suggest that TV actor/ host Karan Wahi has been signed for the web series. While talking to an online portal Karan said, “Can’t talk about what I am playing. But I’m a part of the show.” Speaking of this new collaboration, the actor further told the portal, “Well it’s going be a great experience, I am sure. So I am looking forward to it.”

Set in Mumbai, Sacred Games, which is based on Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name, speaks about the city’s nexus of organised crime, glamour, politics, and corruption. When the series was announced, the author Vikram Chandra had said, “Over the last few years, I’ve watched with great excitement and pleasure as Netflix has transformed narrative television with its ground-breaking, genre-bending shows. I’m confident that all the colour and vitality and music of the fictional world I’ve lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix.”

‘Hope we do justice to the book” : Saif Ali Khan on Sacred Games

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on August 23, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Prepping with author Vikram Chandra for Sacred Games, Saif is aware that web series will have to compete with other international shows.

LAST month, video-streaming platform Netflix announced its first Indian original series, Sacred Games, which is the official adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s eponymous 988: novel. Based in Mumbai, it explores the underbelly of crime, terrorism and underworld. Saif Ali Khan, who plays the lead, is excited about the project. “We have a stellar cast and crew. I hope we do justice to the book,” he says.

Khan plays police officer Sartaj Singh in the web series and starts shooting next week.

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