The first season of thriller series, Sacred Games, passed with flying colours amongst the audiences. Not only did it won hearts because of its plot, but everything starting from its direction to the cast was on-point. Now, the buzz is around the sequel, Sacred Games 2, which has additions in the form of Kalki Koechlin & Ranvir Shorey.
But looks like fans will have to wait more than usual as the release date may just be postponed because of its leading men, Saif Ali Khan & Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Netflix had scheduled the release earlier for June 28, after the recent character posters that came out. Now according to a recent report by leading daily, mid-day, there is not one but multiple reasons why the makers are planning on the postpone.
To begin with, the leading men, Nawazuddin (Ganesh Gaitonde) as well as Saif (Sartaj Singh) are both busy with their respective projects. While Saif is currently shooting for Jawaani Jaaneman in London alongside Alaia F, Nawaz, on the other hand, is busy with Bole Chudiyan. PLUS, there’s this recent series Leila which is working pretty well, so it’ll be only sensible to give both the projects some space to individually flourish!
“There are two reasons for the delay. First, the show’s leading men are preoccupied with their respective projects. While Saif is shooting for his home production Jawani Jaaneman in London, Nawaz has allotted bulk dates to his brother’s directorial venture Bole Chudiyan.”
“Secondly, the platform’s recent Indian original Leila has been winning praise. So, the head honchos wanted a considerable gap between Leila and their next big show. The series will drop online in August, with post-release promotions scheduled for September,” reveals a source close to mid-day.
Furthermore, when the development tried to contact Netflix, they remained tight-lipped which only makes us more skeptical!
The show is based on Vikram Chandra’s “Sacred Games“.
The second season picks up from Sartaj Singh (actor Saif Ali Khan) pursuing his relentless battle of saving the city and Ganesh Gaitonde (actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui) facing bigger challenges to retain his position as the legendary kingpin of Mumbai.
The intriguing Guruji (actor Pankaj Tripathi), introduced in season one as Gaitonde’s ‘third father’, plays a pivotal role in unfolding a chain of events that shape the next season.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan have directed the new season.