Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey Join Season 2 Of 'Sacred Games'

Netflix India teased the cast of 'Sacred Games' on Twitter on Monday.

Netflix India on Monday tweeted out a ‘cast reveal’ of Sacred Games season 2 announcing two new members of the cast — Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey. The first season of the show, starring Saif Ali Khan as Sartaj Singh and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Gaitonde, was very well received by audiences in India and outside. Read review here.

If the new teaser is anything to go by, Koechlin and Shorey will likely play important roles in season 2.

This comes almost a month after Netflix India had teased the return of the show with a tweet that said, “Koi bolta hai sach hai, koi bolta hai mazak, par mandala kabhi kisi ko samajh mein nahi aya.”

The second season is likely to premier later this year, though Netflix has not announced a particular date.

The revelation was made in the first look of season two, directed by Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan. Like season one, Kashyap is at the helm of the portions featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Ganesh Gaitonde, while Ghaywan will direct the scenes with Saif Ali Khan’s Sartaj Singh.

Kalki, who will be essaying the role of Batya in the season two, said she is excited to be a part of the series.“Personally, I am a fan of the series, and it is super awesome to be a part of the Sacred Games and Netflix family. Season 2 promises to be much more exciting and I cannot wait for viewers to watch me in the series,” Kalki said in a statement.

Ranvir said working on the fan-favourite show was a delight. “The digital platform is so empowering and working on this audience-favourite show has been an absolute delight. My character in ‘Sacred Games 2’, Shahid Khan, is a complete departure from any of the roles I’ve played before, and I’m looking forward to fans across the world bingeing on the new season,” he said.

Vikramaditya Motwane and Varun Grover are returning as the showrunner and the lead writer, respectively. Based on Vikram Chandra’s award-winning book of the same name, “Sacred Games Season 2” will premiere on Netflix later this year.

(with PTI news)