Web Desk: Nawazuddin Siddiqui concluded filming the Africa schedule of the second season of Sacred Games. The actor teased fans that the new season of the hit Netflix series will be the ‘baap’ (daddy) of season one.
According to Hindustan Times, “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.”
The actor plays gangster Ganesh Gaitonde in the show, which traces his origins while in a parallel plot, Saif Ali Khan’s inspector Sartaj Singh goes on a race-against-time mission to save Mumbai from an impending attack.
Gaitonde is killed in the first episode of the series, and the rest of the first season tells his story in flashback. Season two will further explore his tale, and his relationship with Pankaj Tripathi’s character, Guruji. Tripathi also shot in Africa for season two.
Vikramaditya Motwane will step down as co-director in the second season to concentrate on his showrunning duties. Masaan’s Neeraj Ghaywan will share the director’s chair with Anurag Kashyap.
Speaking about his long relationship with the filmmaker, Nawaz said, “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.”
The first season of Sacred Games became a runaway success. Netflix recently revealed that two out of three viewers of the show came from outside India.