Netflix’s Indian thriller The Bard of Blood will be out soon, with the teaser having released yesterday. Bankrolled by Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment, the espionage tale will star Emraan Hashmi in the lead. As the streaming giant dropped the clip starring Shah Rukh Khan on Monday, social media could not keep calm. It captioned the post, “This is probably the most challenging role SRK is ever going to play.” The series is an adaptation of Bilal Siddiqi’s 2015 espionage novel of the same name. The author took to Instagram yesterday and uploaded the teaser on his profile. He wrote, “This has left us with so many questions… stay tuned to know more!” Well, his post has made fans all the more curious!
In the short snippet, SRK is seen engrossed in a telephonic conversation with an anonymous caller about the role of an interrogator. He says he is such a good actor that he can do any role but is shocked when he finds out that it’s not for a film but for an intelligence agency recruitment. “Still waiting on that callback,” tweeted Netflix India. Creating even more suspense, Siddiqi has reposted the clip once again on the photo-sharing site, captioning his post, “We still haven’t figured out who this anonymous caller is. Have you?” this time around.
The cast also includes Viineet Kumar Singh, Kirti Kulhari and Sobhita Dhulipala with the show expected to be premiered on September 27. The official tagline of the show reads, "The story is about four Indian intelligence officers belonging to the Indian Intelligence Wing (IIW) who are compromised before they can relay an important piece of information to India. They get captured and are about to be decapitated. The stakes are high." Bard of Blood tells the story of an expelled spy, Kabir Anand who is recalled from his new life as a Shakespeare professor in Panchgani to save his country and long lost love. While talking about his experience of working on the series, Emraan said, It's pretty tough. It's like shooting three films simultaneously. It was a lot of work but I really enjoyed it."