Netflix is all set to return with the second season of its popular and acclaimed series, Sacred Games on Independence Day. As the clock ticks for the premiere of the new season, we hear the makers have spent approximately Rs 100 crore in producing the second season of the Netflix Original, which is the highest any streaming service has spent on creating original content in India. "The highest investment on an Indian web show, previously, would be in the range of 3-4 crore (per episode) for around 12 episodes," a leading website quoted experts as saying.
Confirming the news, Neha Sinha, director, international originals at Netflix India, told the portal, “Sacred Games 2 is definitely our most complex show that has gone into production till date. We knew at the end of season one that we had to make season two bigger, better and juicier for the audience. For us, the audience comes first and we want to make sure they have a really fantastic experience watching the show." Reportedly, the crew of Sacred Games 2 comprised over 3,500 people, who shot for more than 100 days at 112 location to film 400 minutes of footage, which is equal to three-and-a-half Hindi films. The report futher added that the streaming giant is of the opinion that the launch and success of Sacred Games last year did change things in the Indian web series industry, which made them shell out the huge amount.
Sacred Games revolves around Inspector Sartaj Singh and the gangster Gaitonde, played by Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui respectively. The journey of these two characters are intertwined, and in the end they have a face-off. In the new season, the show features actors such as Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin, Luke Kenny, and Ranvir Shorey.
(Source: Live Mint)