Netflix' popular web series Sacred Games 2, with its International Emmy 2019 nomination, sent its audience into a zone of excitement and why not. The crime thriller that marked the digital debut of Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who played the role of Sartaj Singh and Ganesh Gaitonde, received the nomination in the Best Drama category. Talking about the nomination, Saif, during an interview with a leading daily, said International Emmy nomination is a great feeling and credited the success of the show to the team.
"The OTT platform on which the series was streamed encourages you to tell your stories the way you do it but in an international manner. So, it is kind of correct that if it does get nominated, it is for an international award, full credit to the team and the production. It feels great."
Saif Ali Khan, Pankaj Tripathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Saif, further calling the series path-breaking, said he hopes the show wins big at the awards. "Quite often we are imitating the West, but this was pretty path-breaking. I don’t know if we will win, but I hope so, why not," Saif added.
Sacred Games 2 released on August 15, 2019. Inspired by author Vikram Chandra's best-selling novel, the first season of Sacred Games received viewer appreciation and critical acclaim worldwide for its gritty plot and power-packed performances. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane have directed the new season. The second season of the popular show is back with a new trail of betrayal, crime, passion and a thrilling chase through Mumbai's underbelly featuring Saif as Sartaj Singh and Nawazuddin as Ganesh Gaitonde. While Guruji (Pankaj Tripathi), introduced in season one as Gaitonde's 'third father', plays a pivotal role in unfolding a chain of events.