Another season of the highly-acclaimed Netflix series Sacred Games seems out of the question. Nawazuddin Siddiqui who acquired a new level of fame with Sacred Games, admitted as much in a conversation this week with me.
“Sacred Games got the kind of worldwide acclaim that none of us associated with the series had seen before. I remember shooting in Rome for Tannishtha Chatterjee’s film and over there too there were so many people talking to me about Sacred Games. So we all felt it was right to do it again, and we did a second season” says Nawaz.
He admits Season 2 was a relative disappointment. “Perhaps somewhere the intention behind Season 2 was not as sincere as the first time. I admit Sacred Games 2 was a disappointment.”
As for Season 3 Nawaz sees little chance of that happening. “Whatever had to be said from the original novel has already been said. There is nothing left in Vikram Chandra’s novel to be put in Season 3.”
Nawaz admits his character in Sacred Games and the dialogues were very popular. “But I can’t take credit for the popularity of the lines that I spoke. I didn’t write them. In India we often give credit to the actor for a popular line. In Yash Chopra Saab’s Deewaar, Shashi Kapoor Saab spoke the line, ‘Mere Paas Maa Hai’. But it was Salim-Javed who wrote that line. So the credit must go to them.”