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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.

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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: 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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I know we’ll be compared to the International shows: Saif Ali Khan

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

Helmed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, the all new Netflix web series, Sacred Games is being appreciated from all across the country. The show stars the renowned Bollywood actors like Radhika Apte, Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

The series is being assumed to be a political thriller. It revolves around Sartaj Singh, played by Saif Ali Khan. Saif is essaying the role of a cop. Radhika Apte shall be seen playing a Raw agent and Nawazuddin Siddiqui shall be seen essaying the role of a gangster, called Ganesh Gaitonde.

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Sacred Games star Saif Ali Khan: It’s liberating for actors to compete internationally

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

Caught in the whirlwind of promotions, the three lead actors of the latest Netflix series Sacred Games – Radhika Apte, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan – seem slightly dazed when we meet them in a suburban hotel in Mumbai. As they ponder over the question regarding their experience of being part of the Mumbai underworld drama based on a book of same name by Vikram Chandra, Apte says, “I have been watching so many amazing shows on Netflix. So, to be in one of them is wonderful. It is exciting that audience in 190 countries will watch it together.” The actor, who plays a RAW agent, looks around and tells her colleagues: “There, I have answered for everybody.”

Khan, who is enjoying his delayed lunch, chips in, “We will be compared to a lot of international shows as well as actors. The cultural requirement and tone for the show are more international. It’s liberating for actors to compete internationally.” Siddiqui expresses his satisfaction over the fact that in a show like this, an actor gets to work on his character in detail.

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