'Sacred Games 2' will be far more twisted: Saif Ali
Saif Ali Khan, who will be seen in Sacred Games 2, revealed that the second season has been "cleverly done," and will be more twisted. Also, the makers are being careful as to not rake in any controversy. To recall, the first season faced ire for allegedly insulting ex-Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi in one scene. However, this time the approach is different, Saif says.
"We don't want to get banned. We don't want the show to not run. We are not really interested in controversy. Our content is good. We would like more people to come and watch rather than create some kind of sensation," the actor said.
"Even though my track doesn't have much sex and bad language. Sadly. It (referring to political stuff) does have a bit but we were careful," the Bazaar actor asserted. Talking more about Season 2, the 48-year-old said that it's more twisted than the former one. "It goes back to the past and future and everything ties up. Season one's quite basic compared to this."
"Season two is where we change gears. In season one you know about them, but in season two you're up to it," he emphasized. For this season, Saif will be reprising the role of cop Sartaj Singh, who is "wonderfully human but imperfect and flawed." He also revealed that his character this time will be leaner, just like it is in the book.
"He is still very imperfect, flawed character and has got addictive nature to alcohol, drugs and pills. He is very under-confident in many ways. He is wonderfully human but a big mess," Saif said while elaborating about his character. "He has a lost a lot of blood, he's not eating much, he is running around a lot and he is not happy," he added.
Just like the first season, this time too Sacred Games has two directors aboard: Anurag Kashyap and Masaan maker Neeraj Ghaywan. Saif's portions will be helmed by Ghaywan. Vikramaditya Motwane had directed him in Season 1. Talking about the difference between the two, he said, "Neeraj is little easier going than Vikram. Vikram is more concerned about the fact that he's doing something international."
"(However) both of them brought out the best in me in different ways," Saif highlighted. The much-awaited Season 2 will premiere on August 15 on Netflix, which may be the end of this series. "This story ends at the end of this season. Don't know if they will extend it. This is a fairly solid conclusion. (But) there's always scope for more," he concluded.