Ganesh Gaitonde: News

Ganesh Gaitonde is the lead character of the hit Netflix series ‘Sacred Games’ (2018). The series is based on Vikram Chandra's 2006 novel of the same name. The character was played by actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Gaitonde was born in 1959 in a small village in Maharashtra to a priest and beggar father. His mother was a prostitute. He killed his mother at the age of 10 or 11 years, after finding out about her profession. His father took the blame for the crime and was sent to prison. At the age of 20 years, he came under the wings of a drug dealer, whom he considered his second father. However, he and his long-time friend Mathu killed his second father, and gathered a bunch of low-life gangsters to start his own gang and eventually take over Gopalmath Scrapyard. His main enemy is another rival don, Suleiman Isa. In the second season of ‘Sacred Games,’ it is revealed that though Gaitonde was a gangster he was being used as a pawn by Guruji, to destroy Mumbai for over 20 years.

11 Aug 2021

Netflix

If 'Sacred Games' S03 happens, what can be the storyline?

Sacred Games, India's first Netflix original binge-worthy series, debuted in 2018, with the second season releasing on August 15, 2019.

16 Aug 2019

Mumbai

Tamilrockers strikes again, this time leaks all 'Sacred Games-2' episodes

Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Sacred Games 2, which was released yesterday on Netflix, became the recent target of piracy giant Tamilrockers.

09 Jul 2019

Mumbai

'Sacred Games 2' trailer released, to air on August 15

Streaming giant Netflix has released the much-awaited trailer of its maiden Indian original series, Sacred Games' second season.

21 May 2019

Saif Ali Khan

'Laal Kaptaan' first look out, Saif impresses as a sadhu

The first look of Saif Ali Khan's next, Laal Kaptaan, got released yesterday, and has him sporting the look of a naga sanyasi, with hair tied up in a bun on top, face smeared with ash, and a red teeka on the forehead.

10 May 2019

Mumbai

Netflix, OnePlus launch posters of 'Sacred Games' Season 2

Days after dropping the first teaser of their hit thriller series, Sacred Games, Netflix, in partnership with OnePlus, has revealed the character posters of the show's protagonist, Inspector Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), and antagonist Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui).

07 May 2019

Mumbai

'Sacred Games' Season 2 teaser released. Here's what we know

It has been almost a year since Netflix dropped its Indian thriller series Sacred Games, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, and we've all been waiting for the second season to come out ever since.

10 Feb 2019

Netflix

'Sacred Games' casting director says Season 2 will be mindblowing

Sacred Games on Netflix made quite the buzz when Season 1 showed the story of the feared gangster Ganesh Gaitonde played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the honest cop Sartaj Singh, played by Saif Ali Khan.

16 Dec 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Indian movies and shows to watch if you like 'Mirzapur'

Mirzapur aired on Amazon Prime this November and received acclaim for the nuanced portrayal of gang violence in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh.

21 Sep 2018

Saif Ali Khan

A part of Manto still lives with me: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui says after playing the title role in Saadat Hasan Manto's biopic, a part of the famed short-story writer still lives inside him; a quality he imbibed- not to be judgmental.

21 Sep 2018

India

'Sacred Games' to return with a second season, confirms Netflix

Netflix has officially greenlit the hit series 'Sacred Games' for a second season.

16 Jul 2018

Delhi High Court

'Sacred Games': It's aired, what do we stop? HC asks

Hearing a plea against Netflix, makers of 'Sacred Games' and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the Delhi High Court today said actors can't be held liable for dialogues they delivered.

15 Jul 2018

Twitter

'Sacred Games': RaGa's stand on controversy finds takers in Bollywood

With his dignified stand on the 'Sacred Games' row, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has struck a chord with many.

10 Jul 2018

Kolkata

Sacred Games: For 'insulting' Rajiv Gandhi, complaint filed against Nawazuddin

Netflix's first original Indian series 'Sacred Games' may have been getting rave reviews from critics and viewers alike, but the eight-part series got on the wrong foot of a Congress worker. He reportedly filed a complaint against Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers for insulting former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

09 Jul 2018

Mumbai

Wondering why everyone's raving about Sacred Games? Here's a cheat-sheet

It's highly impossible for you to not stumble upon a post about 'Sacred Games'. And if you don't know what 'Sacred Games' is, you really need to change that.

02 Jul 2018

Mumbai

I treat gangster roles through a human lens, says Nawazuddin

Bollywood Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui said the reason for him being convincing in gangster roles is that he looks at the characters through a human lens.

01 Jul 2018

India

Important to experiment for longer, respectable career: Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan believes sticking to one's comfort zone could be tempting, but it's important for an actor to experiment to have a longer and respectable career.

06 Jun 2018

Netflix

'Sacred Games' new trailer: Saif, Nawazuddin are in top form

Netflix has teased the Indian fans with yet another intriguing trailer of its upcoming original 'Sacred Games'.

04 May 2018

Mumbai

Watch the intriguing trailer of Netflix's 'Sacred Games'

After an elongated wait, Netflix has finally unveiled the trailer of its maiden Indian original 'Sacred Games'.