Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is all set to make his online debut with Netflix’s original series Sacred Games. The actor will be portraying the lead in the series, Sartaj Singh, based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel by Indian author Vikram Chandra.
The series will be shot on location in India and will be produced in partnership with Phantom Films. It will be available to Netflix members globally upon completion.
Earlier speaking to an online portal, Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix had said this, “We are delighted to partner with creative powerhouse, Phantom Films, to bring Vikram Chandra’s epic novel to life with the best Indian and global film talent available today. Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide.”
“Saif Ali Khan is a true pioneer and risk-taker in Indian cinema, and we could not be any more delighted to be working with him on “Sacred Games”. His role is layered and complex, and we are thrilled to be working with such a fantastic actor to bring this story to a global audience”, said Erik.
Saif Ali Khan shares, “Content In the digital space is taking over the existing dynamics at a rapid pace – the crown in the digital empire lies with Netflix, and it’s extremely satisfying to partner and participate in the first original series from India to be showcased on Netflix.”
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. It is an epic masterwork of exceptional richness and power that interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty.
Shot in India, the series will be produced in partnership with Phantom Films.