Netflix’s last Indian production, Sacred Games 2 was one of the most anticipated web series after its first season was universally appreciated and loved. However, it was a shocker for the makers and the cast when the second season did not gain as much appreciation as the first one. And now Saif Ali Khan, who essayed Sartaj Singh in the series, has opened up about what went wrong.
In his latest interview, Saif has admitted to being unhappy with the response that Sacred Games 2 got from audiences and critics. While the Love Aaj Kal actor says he is personally happy with the way the second installment was scripted and with the ending, he also understands the audience’s dislike towards the open end.
Speaking about the same in his recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Saif has been quoted saying, “I am not as happy as I was with response to part 1. I think some people found it a little different and it was always going to be a little different. It is called Sacred Games and it is about a guru going on about things. I have a spot boy whose opinion I quite value, his name is Hira, and he said who guru ka thoda zyada ho gaya.”
Opening up about the show’s ending, Saif said, “I was okay with the ending because it doesn’t make a difference – either it blows up or he saves it. I quite like the show; it was differently placed. The first season had some crazy things – Cuckoo’s character and development of my character. Vikram (Motwane) really nailed it as a director. Second season, the climax could have been… I like it but I can understand people preferred the first one, that’s the vibe I got.”
On the professional front, Saif is gearing up for the release of Navdeep Singh’s Laal Kaptaan which will feature Saif essay the role of a Naga Sadhu. The film is set to hit the theaters on the 18th of October, 2019.