Sagarika Ghatge's digital debut Boss - Baap of Special Services can be her biggest role till date
We were first introduced to Sagarika Ghatge in 2007 in the ensemble sports drama Chak De! India, where she played the fierce center forward in the Indian women's national field hockey team; that was 12 years ago, and it has quite literally been an era of knowing the actor who has always kept us guessing about her next move. From adventure reality shows like Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6 to thrillers like Rush (2012) and Irada (2017), she has been stacking up quite the screen cred, and is all set to make her digital debut with Alt Balaji’s new action-packed crime thriller Boss – Baap of Special Services. The actor is at her best when she’s playing unflinching and spunky leads, and luckily her new web series makes room for her to shine. In Boss, Ghatge plays Sakshi Ranjan, who is the Assistant Commissioner of Police. “I play a cop who’s leading a special task force in Shimla, and she believes in sticking to what’s right, you know? She’s very righteous and correct, she believes in playing by the rules, and wants to do things the right way. And she’s tested as she is led to solve a bunch of criminal activities,” Ghatge tells us about the show, in which she stars alongside Karan Singh Grover.
The 10-episode series has one of the most exciting storylines we’ve come across this year. Unravelling in the picturesque backdrop of Shimla, Boss – Baap of Special Services is a taut mystery thriller, a genre which we don’t get to witness a lot on Indian television or the streaming circuit. While Ghatge plays an upright cop looking for answers, Grover plays a mysterious, street smart character whose real identity will keep the viewers on their toes throughout the season. Ghatge, who reveals she’s an avid binge watcher, is all geared up for her debut in the digital world. “I’m very, very excited about this project. I think it’s a great time for all actors to be on the digital platform, now that it’s so huge and practically everyone’s hooked on to it. I think it’s quite great for me to be able to be a part of this,” says Ghatge. We obviously questioned the actor about her binge-watching habits, and found her taste to be quite eclectic.
“I just finished watching The Last Czars on Netflix (a period drama about the upheavals sweeping the Romanov Dynasty in the early 20th century) and before that I finished Sacred Games actually, and now I’m actually planning to watch the Vikrant Massey starrer Broken But Beautiful series on Alt Balaji,” she adds. Ghatge has always leaned towards portraying strong, powerful characters, and tells us that her next project is something that will let her follow this path. “My next release is actually going to be a regional film, and it focuses on the issue of women empowerment, and this is something that’s always been very important to me. It’s a powerful role, and I’m really looking forward to it,” the actor signs off.