After the success of the first Indian Netflix Original series ‘Sacred Games’, Netflix has announced the lead actor of their next show ‘Bard of Blood’. The global platform took to Twitter to announce that actor Emraan Hashmi will be playing the lead character Kabir Anand in the upcoming series along with a short video featuring the actor where he says, “God has given you one face and you make yourselves another.”
Netflix tweeted, “God has given you one face and you make another. Emraan Hashmi is Kabir Anand in The Bard of Blood!
@iamsrk @emraanhashmi @RedChilliesEnt"
The show is an adaptation of a book by the same name which is authored by Bilal Siddiqi in 2015. He is the same author who co-authored Emraan Hashmi's autobiography 'The Kiss of Life' in 2016. Emraan Hashmi too could not contain his excitement and retweeted the post by Netflix and wrote, "‘To be, or not to be’... The answer is to be. Ready 'to be' Kabir Anand. Excited to be a part of this thrilling journey !! @NetflixIndia @RedChilliesEnt @iamsrk @_gauravverma @bilals158 #EmraanInBardOfBlood."
The show will be co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's production house Red Chillies Entertainment. The 'Raees' actor had once in an interview said that they have always tried to create world-class content and entertainment from India. He said that Netflix has shown that Indian stories have a global audience and they would love to use this platform and its reach to tell more stories. Welcoming Emraan Hashmi on board for 'Bard of Blood', he tweeted, "Be! Be! Welcome aboard my friend. Here’s to a journey full of excitement & drama."
An enthusiastic Hashmi replied back saying that he is already in the skin of the character. He wrote, "The King hath spoken... getting into my character already. Thank you for making me a part of this journey, @iamsrk . We’ll make something special !!"
Netflix had recently released the trailer of 'Ghoul', another Indian Netflix Original series. It is a horror series based on an Arabic folklore. It is set around a covert detention center and will star Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul in key roles. It has been written by Patrick Graham, who will also set to perform the directing duties.
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