After not so successful ventures in Bollywood, Emraan Hashmi got a chance to return to his favourite space with his digital foray in Netflix's "Bard of Blood", which releases today.
Based on Bilal Siddiqi's book of the same name, the espionage thriller will see Emraan as an expelled spy, who is recalled from his new life as a Shakespeare professor to save four Indian agents who are held as hostages in Balochistan.
The seven-episode India Original series, also featuring Viineet Kumar, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jaideep Ahlawat, Kirti Kulhari and Rajit Kapoor amongst others.
Twitter users lauded this engaging thriller, and are waiting impatiently as all the episodes will be out at 1:30 pm IST.
I started watching #BardOfBlood and ended up watching all the seven episodes at one go. The narrative is very engaging.— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) September 22, 2019
The production values are world class and Chirantan Das's Cinematography is simply spectacular.
Watched 2 episodes on the big screen- can’t wait to watch the others on #Netflix - because like @iamsrk said everything in #BardOfBlood is Netflix! Congratulations to ‘Netflix’ and the team at @RedChilliesEnt and the creator @BilalS158 !— rahul dholakia (@rahuldholakia) September 23, 2019
CAN'T. KEEP. CALM! ?— EH UNIVERSE LUCKNOW FC (@EHUNIVERSE) September 27, 2019
We're just 5 Hours 11 Minutes 30 Seconds away from the big day! ?? #BardOfBlood @emraanhashmi @IamKirtiKulhari @ItsViineetKumar @sobhitaD @ribhudasgupta @_GauravVerma @iamsrk @NetflixIndia @RedChilliesEnt pic.twitter.com/A7RAUIvHSJ
Emraan ,— Kishan Gojiya (@K1shan_8) September 27, 2019
Hope this series makes your best debut in the digital space, good luck to you, lots of love and prayers . Many best wishes to the entire team of #BardOfBlood, @NetflixIndia .
Can't wait to meet Kabir Anand today ... pic.twitter.com/mIf4YW1rbB
Recently the actors, along with director Ribhu Dasgupta, paid homage to Indian soldiers who laid their life for the country at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate.
Emraan also opened up about the process of getting into the role, saying he got an early start with the character. "I got an early start because I launched the Bilal's book. I liked the character of Kabir, so the prep started that time only. we have tweaked the script a bit to dramatise it a bit," he told IANS.
"Bard of Blood" is produced by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment.