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Thursday Oct 11 2018
Web Desk

'Sacred Games' second season in trouble after harassment claims against writer

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A statement by Netflix said, “At this time, we are evaluating options on the path forward.” Photo: Netflix

Netflix India’s first original series Sacred Games second season could be in trouble after the streaming giant said they are evaluating their options.

A statement by Netflix said, “At this time, we are evaluating options on the path forward.”

In September, Netflix had announced the second season of popular Indian crime drama.

The statements come after Varun Grover a writer for Sacred Games was accused of allegedly harassing a woman during his college days.

The woman shared her story anonymously on Twitter in the wake of #MeToo movement in India. Grover, however, has denied all the charges leveled against him.

In a detailed statement, the writer said, “Really unfortunate that these completely fabricated and defamatory allegations have been made on me. None of the sequence of events as described in that anonymous screenshot happened ever and I deny all of it with all the conviction I have in my bones.”

He added, “I know it is hard to reconcile the two — ‘Believe Women’ and ‘Don’t put any allegations on me’. I have been thrown this curveball and I will find a way - but at the end of the day, a complete lie can’t be allowed to roam free while truth sits cornered in a dungeon.”

“Am absolutely willing to cooperate and clear my name. Let's not allow such agenda-driven tactics to derail this movement please,” he further urged.

Following Varun’s statement, the tweet and the account which levelled the allegation have been deleted.

Directors Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan have also spoken in support of Varun.

Anurag tweeted, “This man I have known so closely and so so long that I refuse to believe any allegations about him. #believethevictim and investigate the claims and also be careful to not let vested interests sabotage a long pending genuine movement.”