Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan./ Image: Instagram
Netflix’s first original series, Sacred Games captured hearts with its interesting plot and brilliant performances by the lead actors Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. In September 2018, it was announced that the show will be renewed for a second season. It was earlier reported that the show might stream by the end of July or the first week of August this year. Talking about it, a source had said to MensXP, "Netflix is going through it again and that's why the delay. It seems like the platform isn't happy with the final outcome. Rumours suggest that this season isn't that great as the first one. Well, only time will tell if the audience likes the show or not but we all have high hopes."
However, a tabloid recently reported that the busy schedule of Saif and Nawaz has led to the delay of Sacred Games 2. A source said to the tabloid, "The show’s leading men are preoccupied with their respective projects. While Saif is shooting for his home production Jawani Jaaneman in London, Nawaz has allotted bulk dates to his brother’s directorial venture Bole Chudiyan."
When Saif was asked about the reports, he told Bollywood Hungama, ''How absurd would it be for ‘Sacred Games’ to be delayed because we both are doing something else. Of course, both of us (Saif and Nawazuddin) are busy. But not at the cost of our commitments.''
While another actor of Sacred Games 2 told an entertainment portal, "Netflix may have decided to move ahead of the release date of Sacred Games 2. But not because of the actors. All of us have completed our work. The Saif track and the Nawaz track were separately directed by Neeraj Ghaywan and Anurag Kashyap, respectively to save time. If there is any delay in the release it’s got nothing to do with the actors."