Bard Of Blood Trailer: Emraan Hashmi-starrer a high-octane thriller series

Updated: Aug 22, 2019, 17:01 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The trailer of Bard Of Blood dropped today, August 22. The series is created by Bilal Siddiqi and Gaurav Verma and is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta.

Bard Of Blood Trailer: Emraan Hashmi-starrer a high-octane thriller series
Emraan Hashmi in Bard Of Blood. Pic/YouTube

Netflix' new series, Bard Of Blood, looks quite fascinating. Starring Emraan Hashmi as a spy, the spy thriller is the first original developed by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies for the streaming giant. The trailer of the web series dropped today, August 22. The series is created by Bilal Siddiqi and Gaurav Verma and is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and is based on a book by Bilal Siddiqi published by Penguin India.

Playing a former spy who has given up the gritty life for a peaceful one, Emraan Hashmi shared with mid-day, "You will first spot Kabir Anand in Mumbai as a literature professor, teaching Shakespeare in college. He is then reluctantly pulled into the battlefield because of a certain situation." However, a call from the PMO brings him back to the difficult terrain of Balochistan where he has to rescue four Indian Intelligence Wing (IIW) officers who have been captured.

Watch the trailer of Bard Of Blood here:

The premise of the web series sounds interesting, doesn't it? To keep the audience on their toes, The makers of Bard Of Blood and SRK's production company shared a 4-minute and 41-second clip that features the legendary actor (SRK) interrogating the legendary spy (Hashmi).

The video shows the two in a dark, dank, interrogation room, where Hashmi can be seen with his face covered. Shah Rukh Khan, as always, is in his element and brings in a bit of humour in the otherwise eerie video. 

Watch the Bard Of Blood video here:

Talking about the series, Ribhu Dasgupta said, “This journey on Bard of Blood has been one which I will cherish all my life. It has changed me as a person and as a filmmaker for the best. Directing the series for Netflix, in association with Red Chillies Entertainment and Mr Khan has been an extremely fulfilling experience. I am so glad I could be part of it and very excited about the trailer launch.

Bard Of Blood also features Vineet Kumar Singh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kirti Kulhari, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Rajit Kapoor in pivotal roles. Emraan Hashmi, in the interview with mid-day, shared how it is his creative impulse that made him explore the OTT platform. He said, "I've always believed that in movies, because of the very nature of the business, there are a few stereotypes that one has to abide by. That is not the case here. One can try out nice and experimental ideas with a platform like this. I probably consume more than 80 to 90 per cent of my media through Netflix."

Bard Of Blood will be showcased as a seven-episode thriller series for more than 151 million subscribers around the world. The series will stream on Netflix from September 27, 2019.

Also read: Emraan Hashmi on web debut Bard Of Blood: It's like shooting three films simultaneously

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