Saif Ali Khan to headline crime thriller The Bridge’s Hindi adaptation
This is going to be Saif Ali Khan's third web series after Sacred Games and Tandav.
Saif Ali Khan to headline crime thriller The Bridge’s Indian adaptation emerges today.
As reported, Banijay’s Endemol Shine India and Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan’s Black Knight Films will adapt the hit Danish/Swedish scripted series “Bron/Broen” (“The Bridge”).
This is going to be Saif Ali Khan’s third web series after Sacred Games and Tandav.
The Hindi language adaptation will feature Khan in the role of Martin, which Kim Bodnia played in the original.
However, the actor who will play Khan’s counterpart is yet to be decided.
While talking to Variety, Saif Ali Khan said that “‘The Bridge’ is actually something that I was actively looking to produce. So I went looking for it.”
“It could be inter-state so easily and it could be inter-country so easily. It could be within a state, within classes so easily,” Khan said.
“When you think of ‘The Bridge’ as a concept, for us, with the diversity that we have, you can really go to town on this thing, because there’s just so much disparity in our country and even between privileged and non-privileged it is almost appalling. I hope our show touches on those nerves.”
The original show opens with a dead body on a border that is shared by two countries and the discovery leads to a joint investigation by the police forces of the two regions, forcing detectives from both sides to work together to solve the crime. The global success of “The Bridge” – which has aired in 188 countries – has led to its adaptation in multiple languages, set across the international borders of U.S./Mexico, U.K./France, Germany/Austria, Singapore/Malaysia and Russia/Estonia.
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