India is the biggest consumer of digital shows in the world. Seeing its burgeoning growth in the past few years and a massive expansion in the future, many Indian filmmakers and production houses are venturing into this medium.
After Farhan Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap, the next filmmaker who was all set to enter the digital space with a web-series was Bajrangi Bhaijaan fame, Kabir Khan. The director wanted to make a series, The Forgotten Army, based on Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army.
Reportedly, Kabir Khan had roped in superstar Saif Ali Khan to play an important role in the web-show. The actor had even done a look test for the same.
However, the latest buzz has it that Saif has opted out of the web-series. While no one knows the exact reason behind his surprising move, some insiders reveal that the actor rejected the offer as he was being offered a humongous remuneration by another streaming media giant for a web-show.
Saif Ali Khan has been roped in to feature in Netflix’s web-series Sacred Games, which will mount floors soon. It is being produced in partnership with Phantom Films and also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte.