Saif Ali Khan to Star in Netflix’s First Indian Original Series
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is set to star in Netflix’s Sacred Games. The crime-drama will be Netflix’s first Indian original series.
Saif Ali Khan – lead actor for Sacred Games, a Netflix Original. Let that soak in. pic.twitter.com/ALNeBqfoFf
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) July 14, 2017
“Sacred Games is based on a best-selling novel by Vikram Chandra and will be a bilingual series in Hindi and English. According to a plot description, the Mumbai-set drama “delves into the city’s intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance.””
Sacred Games, which will be a bilingual show in Hindi and English, was announced last year when the streaming juggernaut became available in India. The drama will be the first co-production between Netflix and an Indian banner. It will be produced by Phantom Films. Phantom films are also producing the film version of Chakra The Invincible, Stan Lee’s first Indian superhero.
Khan has been acting for nearly two decades and is one of Bollywood’s biggest stars with hits like 2004’s Hum Tum, 2005’s Salaam Namaste, the Race franchise and more recently 2012’s Cocktail.
This is an exciting venture for Netflix as it grows to become a the leading global streaming site. More Indian content will surly boost Netflix’s profit and encourage Netflix and others to bring more Indian content and talent to US and global audiences.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.