Emraan Hashmi to play the lead in Shah Rukh Khan's Netflix show The Bard of Blood

Shah Rukh Khan and Netflix are all set to collaborate and make a series adapted from Bilal Siddiqui's book The Bard of Blood. Emraan Hashmi has been roped in to play the lead.
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After Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui ventured into web show with Sacred Games, it's time for Shah Rukh Khan to go digital! As announced last year, the superstar will be collaborating with Netflix and make an original series based on the book The Bard of Blood. The book is penned by the young Indian author, Bilal Siddiqui.  

Talking about the book, the plot revolves around an expelled spy, Kabir Anand who is recalled from his new life as a Shakespeare professor in Panchgani to save his country and the long-lost love. Now, the makers have finally got their Kabir Anand and it's none other Emraan Hashmi.

Netflix India tweeted the announcement stating, "God has given you one face and you make another. Emraan Hashmi is Kabir Anand in The Bard of Blood!

@iamsrk @emraanhashmi @RedChilliesEnt"

An excited Emraan also tweeted, "‘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"

Shah Rukh went on to reply to Emraan by tweeting, "Be! Be! Welcome aboard my friend. Here’s to a journey full of excitement & drama."

Emraan tweeted King Khan back, "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 !!"

Exciting much?

Check out the tweets below and tell us about it in the comments section.




SRK's home production Red Chillies Entertainment tweeted the announcement, "Big news: We have found our leading man! @emraanhashmi to play Kabir Anand in our adaptation of @BilalS158’s ’The Bard Of Blood’ for @NetflixIndia!

Cannot wait for the action to begin!  #EmraanInBardOfBlood

@iamsrk @VenkyMysore @_GauravVerma"

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Comments

SRK netflix mein bhi ??

Can’t wait! Emraan deserves this and a lot more...

emmran is bad choice , srk will lose his money

OMG! I'm so excited. I love Netflix orginal films... can't wait to watch this on Netflix

Emraan looks good here.

I am very happy for Emraan Hashmi. He is the MOST UNDER RATED actor in the hindi film industry.
It's abut time he gets this kind platform.

Bhai bhai

Writer of the book has always maintained he can only see Emraan playing the protagonist. This was bound to happen

Wow. I am so happy. Someone finally saw the potential.

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