This might come as a bad news for all the Sacred Games lovers out there, as video-streaming giant Netflix is evaluating its options for renewing the web series for its season 2. The decision is being made in the light of sexual harassment controversy surround Phantom Films co-founder Vikas Bahl and also Sacred Games writer Varun Grover. Kashyap and Motwane had helmed the highly acclaimed first season of "Sacred Games" which had Varun Grover as one of its writers.
Amid speculations regarding the show's future, Netflix said in a statement, "At this time we are evaluating options on the path forward."
Last year, a woman employee at Phantom Films, which had Vikas Bahl as one of the partners along side Kashyap, Motwane and Madhu Mantena, had alleged that Bahl behaved inappropriately with her during a trip to Goa in 2015.
Before the victim's account went public in a recent interview, Kashyap and Motwane put out statements and announced that their production house Phantom Films stands dissolved. Writer-lyricist Grover was anonymously accused of sexually harassing a junior in Banaras Hindu University (BHU), a charge he categorically denied.
Day 3— वरुण (@varungrover) October 11, 2018
Answers till now:
a) Can't say/Won't say (If they verified the person alleging is EVEN a female)
b) No response (on whether any verification was even done about them being from IT-BHU)
2. No response (on any inquiry panel)
How is this fair? How is this not a hitjob?
(With PTI Inputs)