Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is making his Netflix debut in series called Sacred Games, which premieres on 6th July. It is a thriller set in Mumbai with a cast of police officers, politicians and spies adapted. Series is adopted from author Vikram Chanda’s 2006 novel with the same title.
Saif Ali Khan will be seen playing cop Sartaj Singh. Radhika Apte and Nawazuddin Siddiqui also have significant roles in this eight episode series. Where Nawazuddin is playing an antagonist Ganesh Gaitonde, Radhika plays RAW agent Anjali Mathur.
While talking to the media Saif Ali Khan said, “Given an opportunity, I would have produced something exactly like this for a platform like Netflix”.
According to media the first impressions gathered after series primer are positive. All is set in the city of Mumbai, India, a melting pot of colliding religious beliefs where there sustain Muslim Hindu tensions having a very old history. It also sets the pattern for Sacred Games bold approach, which unfolds the heart of the city in beautiful, dark and uncomfortable ways.
It is also reported that this is the first of seven original Indian series for Netflix, including a new adaptation which was announced last week of Salman Rushdie’s 1981 novel Midnight’s Children.