When Saif Ali Khan did Sacred Games for Netflix, the lovely Katrina Kaif is rumoured to have asked Khan’s manager, “Oh, is Saif doing TV now?” Netflix isn’t exactly TV, but we get what Ms. Kaif meant. After all, in Bollywood, to deviate from the bada purdah means your career has come to a standstill. Or you were getting paid a buttload of money.
But Khan went ahead and portrayed the role of Sartaj Singh with such perfection and elan that now, for a Bollywood star to feature in a Netflix original is an honour. Netflix has now seen the entry of the Karan Johars and the Janhvi Kapoors of the world, but let’s not forget that Saif Ali Khan did it first.
Now, Saif Ali Khan has revealed that he is in the final stages of signing a Netflix film which will mark his return to the streaming platform post-Sacred Games.
“I recently heard a wonderful script for a Netflix movie. I absolutely loved the script, the idea, and the director. We are trying to sort out the dates before we lock. We are almost there,” he told PTI.
The 50-year-old actor has just finished shooting his sequences for Bunty Aur Babli 2 co-starring Rani Mukerji. The “rebooted sequel” will also feature actors Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari.
Khan also has Bhoot Police coming up where he’ll be seen besides actors Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Yami Gautam. Following this, the actor will also star in the multilingual period saga Adipurush – an onscreen adaptation of the Indian epic Ramayana.
However, the Netflix film isn’t going to be Khan’s only dip into the digital space. According to Hindustan Times, Khan is also set to feature in filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tandav as a politician, and this Amazon Prime Video Original is set for a second season already, Khan reveals.
“I am excited with my lineup. I feel Bhoot Police and Adipurush need to release on the big screen. They are large screen family entertainers. I want both films to be 3D, Adipurush definitely will be. In Adipurush, I play Raavan and it’s just so exciting.” Khan said.
“Apart from being one of the deadliest roles in mythology and our culture, it’s also how will he be interpreted and presented. Will he have ten heads all the time, how do you show it, bring in state of the art computer graphics. That’s an exciting area. We are working on those things,” he added.
In related news, Amazon Prime Video’s cult series, Mirzapur is coming back for a third season. No release date has been announced yet but fans are waiting with bated breath to know the fate of their favourite characters.