Saif says cop-mafia stories are really romantic
Mumbai: Actor Saif Ali Khan, who has entertained Bollywood buffs with a slew of family dramas, comedies and thrillers in his over two decades long career, says he finds cop-mafia stories – a genre he is exploring in Netflix series 'Sacred Games' – romantic.
The actor has himself produced films like Go Goa Gone, Agent Vinod and Cocktail.
If he had to produce content for the dynamic world of digital entertainment platforms, Saif said: "Given an opportunity, I would have produced something exactly like this ('Sacred Games') for a platform like Netflix.It would not be a family drama or a love story but a cop-mafia story set in Mumbai because I think such stories are really romantic. It is interesting to watch how the lack of opportunity that the poor suffer makes them develop their set of surviving strategy.
"Such elements make it a romantic story for the international audience... How they (the poor) get into the crime scene. Universally, we can relate to a situation that exists between rich and poor, people with legitimacy, ingenuity, and yes, there is always a story there," he added.
The story of 'Sacred Games' is adapted from Vikram Chandra's book of the same name.
Saif plays Sartaj Singh, while the versatile Nawazuddin Siddiqui steps into the shoes of Gaitonde. Saif says he relied more on the show's script as a reference point.
The show's cast also features actors like Radhika Apte, Rajshri Deshpande and Surveen Chawla.