We had earlier reported that Saif has been approached for his digital debut with an original series of Netflix called "Sacred Games". The storyline of the Sacred Games based on the Indian author Vikram Chandra's novel of the same name that has the same name.
Erik Barmack, vice president of worldwide original series at Netflix, said, "Saif's role is layered and complex, and we are thrilled to be working with such a fantastic actor to bring this story to a global audience". It will be available to the streaming giant's 100 million members in over 190 countries.
Set in Mumbai, Sacred Games delves into the city's intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage. It is an epic masterwork of exceptional richness and power that interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty. "I'm thrilled to be working with Netflix and Phantom Films". I'm confident that all the colour and vitality and music of the fictional world I've lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix. One look at Saif in the teaser and you will be reminded of Michael Keaton from "Birdman".
"Kaalakaandi is a film I'm so happy to be a part of!" Since then, Netflix has inked a deal with Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment (RCE).
The official Twitter handle of Netflix India shared the news of Saif coming on board the project.
However, Sacred Games, where he'll be seen essaying the role of Sartaj Singh, a jaded cop, who is pitted against one of India's most-dreaded gangster, is right up Saif's sleeve, and very well could turn out to be one of those celebrated performances that might just get the talented actor back in the groove. The Rs 800 per month plan will give a viewer access to 4K content on up to four screens simultaneously.