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Narcos Mexico stars Michael Pena, Diego Luna meet Sacred Games’ Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

After being compared several times to Narcos, the stars of Sacred Games finally met their Hollywood counterparts. Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui of the acclaimed Indian Netflix original series posed and clicked pictures with the stars of upcoming third season of the hit Netflix show, Narcos: Mexico, Diego Luna and Michael Pena.

Luna and Pena are in Mumbai to promote their show and were seen with Saif, Nawaz and the directors of Sacred Games, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane at a special event organised by Netflix. The two were recently at Netflix’s See What’s Next Asia event in Singapore where they talked about their show at length.

“I live in a Mexico where there is violence. The numbers are crazy. I hope the show will inspire people to go back and find out more about this. It is an issue we all have,” Luna said at the Singapore event. He plays notorious drug lord Felix Gallardo in the show and was recently seen in Star Wars: Rogue One with Felicity Jones.


Sacred Games season 2 out of trouble, Saif Ali Khan starrer cleared after ‘independent investigation’

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Contrary to reports, Sacred Games, starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, will continue with season 2 as per an announcement made by the OTT platform it is aired on.

When sexual harassment allegations were made against filmmaker Vikas Bahl, they not only resulted in Phantom, his company with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena, being dissolved, but also put a question mark on the next season of Sacred Games, which was being produced by the now-defunct company. However, it has now been revealed that the popular series will continue and see a second season.

In a statement made by the OTT platform that airs Sacred Games, it was announced that after an “independent investigation”, the platform has taken the decision to continue with Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap on season 2 of Sacred Games. “We continue to collaborate with our production partners to ensure and maintain a safe and respectful working environment,” read the statement.

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Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Sacred Games’ Season 2 in jeopardy

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Strong rumours suggest that the much-appreciated web series Sacred Games (based on Vikram Chandra’s novel by the same name), starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddique and Radhika Apte, may not have its second season.

It’s funny how until yesterday, things seemed to be on course for this Netflix original. In fact, a trade source had told us, “Director Anurag Kashyap has spoken to the Netflix team and even met with some of the important office-bearers overseas and Season 2 is definitely on.”

We were even informed that Anurag and his only partner Vikramaditya Motwane, who are also co-directing the series, would actually be getting paid much more for it. Even the actors were expected to get a spike in their remuneration.

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Sacred Games 2 starring Saif Ali Khan now confirmed

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Netflix India on Friday announced that Sacred Games, the crime drama based on Vikram Chandra’s epic novel, had been renewed for a second season following a hugely popular first batch of eight episodes. While the accompanying teaser video revealed no new footage or lines of dialogue, it did suggest that Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s gangster, Ganesh Gaitonde, would be returning in some capacity.

Details for the hugely anticipated second season, which pick up from where the finale abruptly left off, have been rare. At the end of season one, Inspector Sartaj Singh had stumbled upon a major breakthrough in his investigation of Gaitonde’s claims that Mumbai would imminently be attacked. Gaitonde had given Sartaj 25 days to ‘save his city’ – of which 14 are still remaining.

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Saif Ali Khan was the first choice for Sartaj Singh: Vikramaditya Motwane

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on July 30, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Sacred Games co-director Vikramaditya Motwane has said actor Saif Ali Khan was the first choice to essay the role of Mumbai Police cop Sartaj Singh in the Netflix Original Series.

Motwane, who co-directed the series with Anurag Kashyap, and screenwriter Varun Grover engaged in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit India in which the duo were asked a number of questions about the popular show.

One of the Reddit users questioned the mediocrity of Sartaj’s character in the show, in response to which Motwane said “not everyone can or should be a hero from the first frame”.

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Saif Ali Khan on Sacred Games: Vikramaditya Motwane may not direct season 2, ‘someone exciting’ to take over

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on July 26, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

In a surprise revelation, Saif Ali Khan reveals that Vikramaditya Motwane, although an accomplished showrunner, may not be directing the second season of Sacred Games. Someone ‘exciting’ may take over. “Vikram was under a lot of pressure while shooting. That is why I don’t think he enjoyed it. It may be premature to say it right now but he may not be directing the second season,” says Saif Ali Khan, to News18.

Revealing more details about season 2, he says, “It will be fraught with a lot of emotions. I think they are going to bring in his ex-wife now. We have killed most of the characters. Also, there will be a lot of action now, with nuclear blast and everything else in place. And the ‘sacred’ aspect of Sacred Games will be explored more in the second season.”

Sacred Games, Netflix India’s first original, might still be creating ripples with its groundbreaking content but Saif Ali Khan still has that signature air of nonchalance around him despite giving one of his career’s best performance as Sartaj Singh in it. In an interview, the actor, whose last few films failed to leave a mark at the box office, opens up on choosing to do the show, why the digital medium is more exciting and what the future holds for him.

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Saif Ali Khan: Attacking stars easiest way to get attention

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Basking in the success of Sacred Games, Saif Ali Khan opens up on censorship and how detractors create controversies to gain mileage

“I wasn’t expecting such an overwhelming response,” smiles Saif Ali Khan, when we congratulate him on the success of Sacred Games. Based on Vikram Chandra’s celebrated novel by the same name, the show has been winning accolades from all and sundry since it dropped online 10 days ago.

Though sold as a platform devoid of the censorship barriers that dominate the movies, the Netflix series, directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, ran into legal trouble last week. A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court seeking to remove certain sections that were allegedly derogatory to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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