Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane’s web series ‘Sacred Games‘ starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte in lead role premiered recently on Netflix.
Upon its release, ‘Sacred Games’ received some rave reviews for its gripping plotline and the terrific performance of its ensemble cast. Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who played the role of a godman Guruji in the first season of the series, is also receiving praise for his performance in the show. However, he had a very limited screen space in the first season of the series.
Talking about the next season of the series, Pankaj told Mid-Day, “Guruji is a larger-than-life part and will become the most sought-after character in the series. My character becomes as big as Gaitonde (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui).”
Pankaj was glad that he got a chance to work with Nawazuddin all over again. Talking about Nawaz, the actor shared, “Nawaz Bhai and I lived in the same hostel at the National School Of Drama (NSD). We admire each other’s work. Since we come from the same acting background, our approach to work is similar. We have been taught by the same people. When we meet, we hardly talk work, we reminisce about the old times.”
Sharing about his experience of working in ‘Sacred Games’, the actor said, “Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya and Varun Grover know me for many years now. I simply followed the brief they gave me. It was a brilliant experience to do this show. I even dubbed the lines in English.”
‘Sacred Games’ is based on the thriller novel of the same name by author Vikram Chandra.