Sunday Feb 10, 2019
With shooting for the second season of popular Indian crime drama Sacred Games still underway, casting director Shivam Gupta has hinted what fans can expect from the hit Netflix series.
Speaking to BollywoodLife Gupta said, “Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will blow your mind away in the second season of the web-series. You cannot even imagine how big it would be.”
He also revealed that several new characters will be introduced in season two.
“If you were amazed by the actors in the first season, the second one will have talents that have never been seen on screen,” Gupta added.
Based on the 2006 novel by Vikram Chandra, Sacred Games is a thriller set in Mumbai with a cast of police officers, politicians and spies.
In an earlier interview Nawazuddin Siddiqui who plays Ganesh Gaitonde, a criminal overlord shared that the second season should arrive between June and August. “You will forget the first season after watching the second season.”
In the series, Gaitonde resurfaces after being in the hiding for more than 15 years. Police officer Sartaj (played by Saif Ali Khan) receives a call from Gaitonde, which leads him to unearth his hideout place in the heart of the Mumbai.
Despite the character of Gaitonde being killed in the first episode of the series, the rest of the first season told his story in flashback. Season two will further explore his tale, and his relationship with Pankaj Tripathi’s character, Guruji.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will continue to direct Gaitonde’s story for the second season, while Neeraj Ghaywan (Masaan) will take over Sartaj Singh’s plot from Vikramaditya Motwane.