If you've enjoyed the Netflix original Indian series 'Scared Games', then I am sure you'd be happy to know that the pop-culture induced show will be back again for season 2. The show will definitely be packaged brand new, while the crew has decided to shoot in foreign shores for the second instalment.
The show will be concluded in Africa and we hear co-star Saif Ali Khan just finished shooting in Mumbai, while Nawazuddin had a long shoot schedule in Africa. We're hearing all sorts of stories about the show and the shoot, but the best one so far is Nawazuddin teasing the fans of 'Sacred Games' claiming the second season of the hit Netflix series will be the 'baap' of season one!
“This season will be the baap of the first one. Even if people know Ganesh Gaitonde, they won't know what to expect from him. We shot extensively across Mombasa, Cape Town and Johannesburg,” - Nawaz told a popular entertainment weekly.
In the series, Nawazuddin plays the character of Ganesh Gaitonde, a gangster who is trying to trace his origins, while Saif, in a parallel plot plays Sartaj Singh, a cop who is trying to save Mumbai from an impending attack. Gaitonde was killed in the first episode of season one and the story is a narration of his past in a flashback. Season two. However, there will be more depth in his character, as the story will unfold his life further, unfolding nuances of his relationship with 'Guruji', played by Pankaj Tipathi, who was shooting in Africa for season two as well.
As the show moves ahead with its plot, Vikramaditya Motwane will step down as the co-director for season two and the reigns will be given to Neeraj Ghaywan who directed 'Masaan', with Anurag Kashyap. Nawaz and Anurag have created some good history together and they'll be seen joining forces once again in 'Sacred Games'.
“When Anurag is working with me, he is constantly pushing me to break my own boundaries. It comes from familiarity and my ability to go on a roller coaster with him. As an actor, I am someone who enjoys twirling myself up.” Nawaz told a popular entertainment weekly.
Nawaz didn't realise earlier how phenomenally hit the show was as he wasn't tracking its success on Netflix, where it was originally aired, neither did he know about how many people were watching it, not just in India, but in the western world too. In fact when he was shooting in Rome, he was caught off guard by a few people who recognised him and wanted to click pictures with him.
“I realised the impact of the show when I was shooting in Rome, a week after its release. People came up to me to click pictures. My team would show me the memes that were doing the rounds on the Internet.”
We really hope season two is way more tight and interesting and really does turn out to be the 'baap' of season 1!