Right before the premier of ‘Sacred Games Season 2’, Netflix shared an image of the entire cast. It’s a proof that the cops and gangsters of this series clean up nice, the entire cast left their gritty on-screen personas for edgy and ultra-glam avatars. The shoot was conceptualised to channel the nostalgic ’70s vibe of Mumbai and its gang-wars.
Celebrity stylists, Tanya Ghavri and Mohit Rai opted for a combination of suits, sneakers, sweaters and jeans in floral geometric patterns for the looks. Photographed by Rohan Shrestha, this photo-shoot brought the entire cast together for the first time since the shooting of the series.
A sneak-peek of each character from the show was revealed by Netflix with a small description, take a look:
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who essays as Ganesh Gaitonde faced challenges with his role in the previous season, especially during the scenes with Cuckoo, where he was clueless about how to deal with the scenario presented to him. But for this season, his character is different and he adapted accordingly.
His picture says, “Season 2 has Gaitonde taking his business international. “See, the way he talks, the way he walks, remains the same, it’s the change in circumstances that brings about a change in any man’s internal state of affairs. It seemed unbelievable to me, but when we finally went abroad, it hit me that we’re actually filming this series internationally,” says @nawazuddin._siddiqui, recalling the sheer scale of the production. #SacredGames2”
Saif Ali Khan plays the protagonist Sartaj Singh. For him, this season was a creative experience, in an environment where every day he wanted to be intelligent and artistic like his crew.
Saif’s picture reads, “With expectations running high for Sartaj, Saif remarks that his character faces a lot of additional issues along with the weight of saving the world this season. “Season 1 was a setup, which deals more with the inner workings of his mind, personality and background. In Season 2, there’s a lot of tension and action. It’s got a few daddy issues as well, which is the reason Sartaj gets sucked into it. #SacredGames2”
Kalki Koechlin, one of the new entrants to the show, plays the role of Batya. It is a transformational journey from a rebellious, angry teenager with drug addiction whose parents abandoned her to a calm, mature woman.
Captioned, “@kalkikanmani plays the mysterious character of Batya in the upcoming season. Talking about her role, she says, “She is a lost soul who is wandering from place to place, looking for a worthy cause to fight for when she meets Guruji. Her transformation is quite interesting as it seems to parallel Sartaj.” #SacredGames2
Another new entrant, Pankaj Tripathi portrays Guruji who is a well-read man, but thinks that his thoughts are superior to others and his approach to life is right.
His post, writes, “Who better to play the intriguing Guruji than Pankaj Tripathi? His elusiveness set the stage for the new season and we finally get to see him perform. Speaking about the psyche of his character in Season 2, he says, “Guruji is that tsunami whose impact is hard to gauge from its origin. You’ll have to watch the entire season twice to understand every move he makes.” #SacredGames2”
Surveen Chawla’s character Jojo, has a major impact on every aspect of Gaitonde’s life and she isn’t scared of him.
“@surveenchawla unravels the life of Jojo, Gaitonde’s enigmatic friend whose story was under wraps in Season 1. Back with a much bigger role in the new season, here’s what she has to say about it, “Jojo is not afraid of anyone. She’s got multiple sides to her and has a tremendous impact on Gaitonde’s life in every way, which is hard to believe for a man like him. It was exciting and challenging to play her.” #SacredGames2”, says her post.
Another fresh addition, Ranvir Shorey is a self-proclaimed fan of the show and now a part of this season too.
Ranvir’s post is captioned, “Entering the Sacred Games battlefield as a wildcard, @ranvirshorey explains how his character plays a pivotal role in sizing up the upcoming season. “When Vikram and Varun explained the character, I was sold. It’s a beautiful story, full of irony, and poignant. I was very happy that I got approached for the part. I met Luke Kenny after season 1 and told him how much I loved him in season 1. I didn’t know at that time that I’ll be working with him in season 2.” #SacredGames2”
Jatin Sarna, known by the household name of Bunty from the first season will have a different side in this season.
Written as, “Bunty is back and very much alive as Gaitonde’s loyal soldier in Season 2. @thejatinsarna who plays the gun-toting sidekick is excited for you to see him in his new avatar and here’s why: “Similar to Season 1, we’re constantly going back and forth in years and storylines, but there is a major change in Bunty’s business. You’ll see a very different Bunty in season 2 altogether.” #SacredGames2”
The portrayal of Malcolm by Luke Kenny in season one, earned him only praises. In this season, you’ll find out about his background and connections.
Luke’s post reads, “Malcolm, played by @luke_kenny_live, is a furtive character whose surprise appearances kept us on the edge of our seats in season 1. From being a covert operative with an ulterior motive to laying out larger-than-life plans for ‘Bombay’, Luke says Malcolm’s backstory comes to light in Season 2, “Malcolm is the thoughts manifested by Guruji. So, if Guruji is thinking something, needs something to get done, then he just gives an indication to Malcolm. There’s some crazy stuff that Malcolm does in season 2, and you want to wait for it to unfold.” #SacredGames2”
The cast can’t wait for the audience to watch this season on Independence Day. It has more action, speed, drama and a whole new sacred angle.
After the character reveals, we definitely can’t wait either!