Saif Ali Khan to star in Netflix series 'Sacred Games'

Kaalakaandi Movie Teaser

Netflix made the announcement on the social networking site Twitter. The show will be based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel by the same name written by Indian author Vikram Chandra.

Sacred Games will be available globally on Netflix, though it doesn't have a release date yet.

In June 2016, Netflix signed up Phantom Films, a film studio founded by Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena, Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl to produce the series. "Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide".

Sacred Games is set in Mumbai, and delves into the city's intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India's economic renaissance. It interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty.

The vice president of Netflix, Erik Barmack, expressed his delight at having Saif Ali Khan on board for the series. In the 37 second teaser, Saif is seen zooming through the dark streets of Mumbai and meeting eccentric characters all along.

"Kaalakaandi is a film I'm so happy to be a part of!"

In December, Netflix signed a long-term content deal with leading actor Shah Rukh Khan's production company Red Chillies Entertainment, for a three year period. Everyone is surprised to see Saif's new look from the movie. It took over two years before the script was presented to the actor and to add to their surprise, Saif gave a nod in just 5 minutes after reading it!

In India, Netflix competes with local OTT players like Amazon Prime, Hotstar, dittoTV, Sony Liv, Voot and Eros Now.

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