Ali Fazal will be returning as gun-toting gangster Guddu Pandit for the sophomore season of "Mirzapur" and the actor says people will get to see a different side of his character.
The first season of the Amazon Prime Video series premiered on the streaming platform on November 16, 2018 and the cast has completed the shoot for the second run. "I'm done with the shooting of 'Mirzapur' season two. It is currently in the editing stage. I hope the show will come out early next year, in April I guess. That's the plan. "There is a lot more in the new season. The stakes are much higher.
My character is very different. It was a bit frustrating playing it this time. Only four or five times you will see the glimpse of the what I played in season one," Fazal told PTI.
The first season, produced by Excel Entertainment, starred Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Diveyndu Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Shweta Tripathi in key roles. Fazal is currently shooting for Kenneth Branagh's "Death on the Nile" in London.
The show's sophomore season will depict the story of the violent world of Mirzapur which, when coupled with greed for power, changes people and asks for sacrifices.
"It is exciting to see that global audiences are responding well to the kind of content we are creating.
"It started with Inside Edge being nominated for an International Emmy and now 'Mirzapur' being watched and loved across India and globally; we are glad that both shows have been renewed for the next season giving us another chance to showcase Indian stories on a global stage," said Farhan Akhtar of Excel Media & Entertainment.
Globally, Amazon Prime Video has greenlit over 20 new and returning Original shows, including seven from India.
The streaming service most recently greenlit romantic musical series Bandish Bandits, crime thriller series The Last Hour an untitled investigative thriller series, a youth-focused political drama from Sultan director Ali Abbas Zafar, a comedy talk show and the Tamil version of "Comicstaan".