Saif Ali Khan to play lead in Netflix original series 'Sacred Games'

The series will be based on author Vikram Chandra's best-selling novel. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 14, 2017, 01.36 PM (IST)

Saif Ali Khan will make his Netflix debut with an original series "Sacred Games" based on author Vikram Chandra's best-selling novel by the same name.   

Sacred Games will be produced in partnership with Phantom Films and will be shot in India. It will be available to the streaming giant's 100 million members in over 190 countries. 

The vice president of Netflix, Erik Barmack, expressed his delight at having Saif Ali Khan on board for the series. 

“Saif Ali Khan is a true pioneer and risk-taker in Indian cinema, and we could not be more delighted to be working with him on Sacred Games,” he said. 

 He said Saif's role in the series is complex and layered.

The story weaves itself around Mumbai's intricate web of organised crime, corruption, politics and espionage. 

Saif himself said he was extremely satisfied to be part of the first original series from India to be aired on Netflix.

He also lauded the company, saying "the crown in the digital empire lies with Netflix". 

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Saif Ali Khan will be the first major Bollywood star to play the lead in a Netflix original series ||The series -- called 'Sacred Games' -- is based on the Vikram Chandra novel of the same name