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Saif Ali Khan in Netflix’s Sacred Games: Will it give him a new lease of life?

Netflix has signed a deal with Shah Rukh Khan’s company also for streaming his films. They are in talks with other big Bollywood stars also for similar deals, but Saif is the fist of the established actors to go for a web series.

bollywood Updated: Aug 22, 2017 14:31 IST
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Saif Ali Khan is desperately looking for a hit film.

Saif Ali Khan, who is all set to star in Netflix’s upcoming original series Sacred Games, feels that it is easier to present a story on a web platform.

While present at the launch of the TV series, when asked about all the censorship game, Saif noted, “The fact that there is lack of censorship and we will be able to tell our stories in truth is very exciting. I don’t like the idea of too many constraints. So this book is so layered and to be able to present that without having going to 500 institutions and seek permission to express yourself freely is good.”

The actor also quashed all the reports of being part of Kabir Khan’s TV series titled The Forgotten Army and noted, “Right now the only streaming service I am working with is Netflix.”

On being asked that he is one of the few A-listers who are venturing into the digital space, he shared, “It is not like a strategic move to be better or faster than anybody else, the way I see is that it is exciting to be a part of the creative world.”

Netflix has signed a deal with Shah Rukh Khan’s company also for streaming his films. They are in talks with other big Bollywood stars also for similar deals, but Saif is the fist of the established actors to go for a TV series.

His recent films like Happy Ending and Rangoon didn’t do well at the box office, and that makes us wonder whether he is looking to increase his fan base through Netflix!

Saif Ali Khan will next be seen in Kaalakaandi that releases on September 8, 2017.

(With inputs from ANI)

First Published: Aug 21, 2017 20:17 IST