Sacred Games 2 Will Be Far Better Than Sacred Games: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
After the humongous success of path-breaking series Sacred Games, leading streaming media giant Netflix is set to bring the next season of the series very soon. Apart from compelling writing and taut direction what made Sacred Games a huge success with audiences all over the world were outstanding performances by all the actors, especially Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Siddiqui, who is riding high on the success of his latest release Thackeray, has left no stone unturned to ensure that his character Ganesh Gaitonde turns out to be an even bigger success with Sacred Games 2. “I have left no stone unturned to absorb the nuances of Ganesh Gaitonde,” says Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
The award-winning actor, who walked away with loads of praise and appreciation for his performance in the first part, feels that the next season of Sacred Games will be far better than its predecessor. “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 (Kenya), Cape Town and Johannesburg,” says the actor. He goes on to add, “I realized 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.”
Just like the first season, Sacred Games 2 is also being handled by the same team of Anurag Kashyap, Neeraj Ghaywan and showrunner Vikramaditya Motwane. Nawaz says that like most collaborations with Anurag Kashyap, this too has been worthwhile. “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 rollercoaster with him. As an actor, I am someone who enjoys twirling myself up.”