Actor Saif Ali Khan has started shooting for the second season of Netflix series Sacred Games. According to sources close to the project, Saif’s Mumbai schedule has already started. “Saif Ali Khan has started shooting for Sacred Games Season 2 in Mumbai four days back. He will be shooting for a bit. It’s Mumbai schedule for him only,” the source said.
Sacred Games, which is based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel of the same name, was Netflix’s first original Indian series. The first season of the series, starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte, garnered a lot of praise and became an instant hit.
Season one of Sacred Games was directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, who produced it under the banner of the now dissolved Phantom Films.
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Phantom Films was dissolved in October in the wake of a sexual harassment allegation against Vikas Bahl, who was one of the partners of the production company. Netflix had announced the second season of Sacred Games in September. But the allegation against Bahl and the closure of the production house had put the project on hold.
Late October, Netflix announced that they have decided to continue its collaboration with Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane after an “independent investigation.”
A statement released by Netflix read, “After an independent investigation, the results helped inform Netflix’s 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.”