Saif has been working on a web series for Netflix by the name of ‘Sacred Games’ for quite sometime now. The series is based upon the 2006 novel of the same name by Vikram Chandra. It is a partnership between Phantom films and Netflix to give India it’s first home grown Netflix series. The series primarily stars Saif in the lead role with Radhika Apte and Nawazuddin will portray the lead antagonist. In the first look Saif is seen wearing a turban as he plays a character called Sartaj Singh.
Series is green lit for one season so far which has 8 episodes with each one being an hour long. They are directed by Vikram Aditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap and it will mostly be in Hindi with a bit of English as well. Character played by Nawaz is called Gaitonde and he is one of the most evil villain ever written and his look from the character poster suggests the same. Saif has never been a part of a web series before though Nawaz has some experienced with it having worked in foreign television series.
Both these energies will be colliding for the first time as the hype around the show is real due to the novel being exceptionally accepted by the readers worldwide. Saif’s character has blood all over his face as he stands with a gun in his hand which looks like he has recently killed a person. Saif has portrayed the role of a sikh man before in Imtiaz Ali directorial Love Aaj Kal but that was a love story while this is more gritty narrative with mafia and smugglers in it. Release date of the show has not been declared yet but it will premier on Netflix all at once like all there series’s go. production of the show was wrapped on 28 January and post production is going on.