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Top Digital Star of India: Ali Fazal beats Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on March 7, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Sacred Games may have been a game-changer in Indian web offerings. But surprisingly, the two stars seem to have lost the race of top digital star in India of 2018 to Mirzapur actor Ali Fazal. According to a survey by Score Trends, a US-based independent survey agency, the Mirzapur actor has bagged the top slot with Ronit Roy coming a close second, courtesy his show, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain. Khan and Siddiqui have earned the third and fourth place respectively. The rankings are reportedly arrived at basis the popularity and viewership in India.

Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Sacred Games may have been a game-changer in Indian web offerings. But surprisingly, the two stars seem to have lost the race of top digital star in India of 2018 to Mirzapur actor Ali Fazal. According to a survey by Score Trends, a US-based independent survey agency, the Mirzapur actor has bagged the top slot with Ronit Roy coming a close second, courtesy his show, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain. Khan and Siddiqui have earned the third and fourth place respectively. The rankings are reportedly arrived at basis the popularity and viewership in India.

Roy, on his part, credits his fans for a spot on the coveted list. “I’m happy to have achieved this place, and am proud to share this space with such talented actors. I’m eternally grateful to my fans for their unflinching support and love that I’ve been receiving over so many years.”

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‘Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will blow your mind away in the second season of the web-series,’ reveals insider Shivam Gupta

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on February 9, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer web-series based on Vikram Chandra’s novel Sacred Games, blew everyone’s mind away last year and turned out to be a watershed in the digital arena. Currently, the second season is being filmed and an insider reveals that the next season of the web-series will be the biggest blast of 2019. Shivam Gupta who has been working closely with the series as a casting director said to BollywoodLife, “Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will blow your mind away in the second season of the web-series. You cannot even imagine how big it would be.” Shivam also disclosed that the team has got some amazing talent on board for the next season. Without disclosing any names, Shivam said, “If you were amazed by the actors in the first season, the second one will have talents that have never been seen on screen.”

Gupta has worked as a casting director for several movies including last year’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu and Raid. Shivam is working with his mentor, industry veteran Gautam Kishanchandani (who recently did the casting for Vishal Bhardwaj’s Pataakha) for the second season of the for the second season of the Anurag Kashyap-Vikramaditya Motwane’s directorial. “He has made me what I am today.” While talking about the process of finding the right talent for the series, Shivam disclosed that it required a lot of research. “It required a lot of research to find the perfect actors for the character. Not just for this project, but for any project, research is paramount. To top that, to get the actors to perform the scene is also a job that one needs to master. But it was fun when the makers finally like your choices.”

After the digital series, Gupta, along with his CastInk partner Yash Nagarkoti have a few more interesting projects in line. Shivam also says that in his entire journey, Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap has been the biggest source of motivation for him. “Tahira Kashyap has been the biggest motivator in my life. She has inspired me in so many ways that I can’t even describe,” he added.

Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Sacred Games’ season 2 shot in foreign shores

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on January 31, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

The original Netflix Indian series Sacred Games is set to enter its second season. This time around, the show makers have decided to go to different countries to shoot the show. While actor Saif Ali Khan recently shot in the lanes of Mumbai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has had a long schedule in Africa. Reports claim that the actor has shot the series extensively in Mombasa, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Some key sequences of the second season were shot in Nairobi, Kenya, as well.

Siddiqui 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. Season 2 will further explore Gaitonde’s tale, and his relationship with Pankaj Tripathi’s character, Guruji. Tripathi also shot in

Africa for the second season, which is expected to release in mid 2019.

Saif Ali Khan currently shooting Sacred Games 2 in South Africa

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on January 18, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

The shoot for the second season of Sacred Games is underway in South Africa with Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Now, Pankaj Tripathi has joined them for a month-long schedule in Cape Town. A source says that the makers are currently shooting for the back stories of the characters and taking off from where it ended in the first season. “The intent to move to South Africa was also to make the show go bigger and on an international scale. Also, in the first season, Pankaj only had three scenes and a voiceover, but in the second one, his role as Guruji will be central since he will be shown as the mastermind behind the events. He will be there throughout the series,” adds the source. Pankaj will sport a new look, which is being worked upon, in the second half of the shoot.

Sacred Games Season 2: Nawazuddin Siddiqui shoots in Nairobi, while Saif Ali Khan in Mumbai

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Even as Netflix’s celebrated series Sacred Games continues to dominate pop culture conversations, the makers have dived headlong into the shoot of the second season. The show’s production template remains the same as the first edition — director Anurag Kashyap weaves the world of Ganesh Gaitonde, essayed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Neeraj Ghaywan will helm Sartaj Singh aka Saif Ali Khan’s narrative. Vikramaditya Motwane will be the showrunner, this time around. In an interesting turn of events, Siddiqui’s track has taken him to Kenya — the actor and Kashyap have been shooting in Nairobi over the past fortnight.

A source said, “The show intercuts between Sartaj in Mumbai and Gaitonde in Kenya. The first edition ended with Gaitonde escaping from prison. This instalment sees him seeking refuge in Kenya where he eventually rises to power as a crime lord. The unit has planned a straight 50-day schedule there.”

Those joining the Kenya unit include Elnaaz Nourozi, who will reprise her role as Zoya, and Marathi actor Amruta Subhash. “This season will explore the link between Zoya and Gaitonde. The team might also recreate Mumbai in Nairobi and film a few key sequences there.” Meanwhile, Khan and Ghaywan have taken Sartaj Singh’s narrative ahead in the bylanes of South Mumbai. “They will be shooting till the month-end,” adds the source.

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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