Publish: 18 Nov 2020, 12:27 pm
Actor Saif Ali Khan has confirmed that he is currently in the final stage of the Netflix film signing process. With Netflix's Sacred Games in 2018, he was among the first mainstream Bollywood stars to enter the digital medium.
The new film, details of which are under wraps, would mark Khan's return to the streaming platform. "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 a packed line-up of releases ahead of him. He recently finished filming Bunty Aur Babli 2 with Rani Mukerji. As an original "rebooted sequel" to 2005, the film also features actors Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari.
With Bhoot Police—currently shot with actors Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam—the actor is going to dive into horror comedy for the first time. Khan will then appear as Lankesh in the multilingual saga Adipurush—an onscreen adaptation of the Indian epic Ramayana.
The film featuring Baahubali star Prabhas as Lord Ram, marks his second collaboration with director Om Raut after the hit Tanhaji. In digital space, Khan would be acting as a politician in the filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar's Tandav. The Amazon Prime Video Show is scheduled for season two, he said.
"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 even though he has deep dived into his role in Adipurush, he is looking forward to how the character will be brought to life on-screen.
"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.