Saif Ali Khan will be seen as a cop in Sacred Video games, a Netflix original. He is looking forward to reinventing himself as an actor
Bollywood legend Saif Ali Khan feels sticking with one’s safe place could be appealing, but it is important for an acting professional to experiment to have a longer and respectable job. Saif found his groove with 2001’s Dil Chahta Hai, a decade after being in the industry, and reinvented himself with Omkara. He has become one of India’s first mainstream stars to venture in to the digital space, with Netflix Original series Sacred Games.
Saif says, “If you’ve prevailed at one kind of thing, it could be tempting never to change that. But if you look at people who have slightly much longer, wider and reputed careers, they are the ones who’ve done different kinds of works.”
The acting professional says the united states has “a significant mature film industry”, where different types of movies are created and not only “commercial.” “You will discover people here who do various things, like Varun Dhawan doing ‘Badlapur’ which I saw recently. That’s an interesting choice. It adds to the respect I have for that professional which I presume is the same for everybody,” he says.
The 47-year-old acting professional is convinced good work cannot be done in isolation. “Watching the work of others is a good way of knowing what’s going on around. The way to understand actors is to watch their work. Their work should speak for themselves,” he says.
For the present time, the actor is geared up for Sacred Video games. Set in modern-day Mumbai, the series revolves around a policeman and a legal overlord. Saif performs Sartaj Singh, a practiced and cynical Bombay Police officer, who’s summoned by an private tip that pledges him an chance to get the powerful Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), the unlawful overlord of the G-Company. As the stakes attach, Sartaj and Gaitonde realise they are a part of a much larger scenario, which should go beyond the town.
For the professional, the possibility to participate the initial show came knocking and he could not say no. “I had formed heard Netflix was doing something in India and I thought as Illuminati movies (his creation house), we ought to do something for the reason that space. I thought it might be great to execute a mafia show, greater than a love report or a funny. It ought to be a show about cops and the mafia but, of course, provided in a fresh way. So when I was offered the show, I thought I would’ve done a similar thing but was offered it as an actor, so I jumped at it,” he says.
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Sacred Games has been aimed by Anurag Kashyap, who helms servings of Nawazuddin, and Vikramaditya Motwane, who have taken with Saif. Motwane acquired said he chose to cast Saif because the acting professional has a feeling of vulnerability in him. Saif says he is more comfortable with his emotional side on display. “I’ve been quite self-deprecating and easy. That’s the environment I was raised in. Lot of individuals are a lttle bit more protective, macho. But I am comfortable being in contact (with my vulnerability)… That’s the normal way of how one should be. Some individuals want to come across as very cool, strong, not say the wrong things, there is a great deal of eminence leading being put up. It’s not interesting to me. I find people like these very plastic. As long as directors think this is interesting, I am hoping they keep finding it so,” he says.
The Original series, based on the bestselling book of the same name by Vikram Chandra, will be accessible on the streaming platform in every territories from July 6.