Directed by Anurag Kashyap and Neerja Ghaywan, Sacred Games season 2 will also star Sobhita Dhulipala.
Mumbai: Actors Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey are the latest addition to the second season of critically-acclaimed Netflix original series "Sacred Games".
The revelation was made in the first look of season two, directed by Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan.
“Season 2 is coming. Put your chattris in the air. #SacredGamesS2,” Netflix captioned the video that also stars Pankaj Tripathi, who showed up in a minor character in season 1 but is expected to play a major role in the new season. Sacred Games season 2 will also star Sobhita Dhulipala, who shot to fame with Amazon Prime’s Made in Heaven. Ghaywan has replaced Vikramaditya Motwane, who directed Saif’s track in the previous season.
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. Sacred Games season 1, which also starred actors Radhika Apte, Kubra Sait and Jitendra Joshi in pivotal roles, was loved by both the audience and the critics alike, thanks to its gritty screenplay and terrific performances headlined by an A-list cast.
(Inputs from PTI)
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Last Updated May 7, 2019, 2:07 PM IST