Shah Rukh Khan has been in the news more for his personal rather than professional life lately. The actor – whose last outing Zero, faced a massive flop at the box office – opted to stay away from films for some time. While he made the announcement himself and lived up to his promise (much to the disappointment of his fans), King Khan is now back in the news with some really awesome stuff. As streaming giant Netflix dropped a new teaser starring Shah Rukh, social media could not keep calm. It captioned the post, “This is probably the most challenging role SRK is ever going to play.”
In the clip, SRK is seen engrossed in a telephonic conversation 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.
It looks like Shah Rukh Khan was talking about his role as a producer of Netflix's upcoming series Bard of Blood. The show, starring Emraan Hashmi in the lead will premiere on its platform on September 27. The seven-episode series is based on Bilal Siddiqi's bestselling book of the same name.
Flying into another city that never sleeps... A great idea for someone like me. New York calling.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 14, 2019
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."