Pankaj Tripathi is set to return as the mysterious Guruji in the second season of "Sacred Games" and the actor says the scale of the hit crime-thriller web series is huge. Guruji will play a pivotal role in unfolding a chain of events that shape the highly anticipated season, which was shot in India and overseas. When asked about season two of the show, Pankaj told PTI, "As an actor, I can't talk in detail about the show. I've been asked not to. But yes, I can definitely say that the scale of the show is huge this time. The writing is fantastic and the show will be very interesting."
The first season of Netflix's first India original was directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. It featured Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead. The sophomore season of the series, based on author Vikram Chandra's novel of the same name, will pick up from Sartaj Singh (Khan) pursuing his relentless battle of saving the city and Ganesh Gaitonde (Siddiqui) facing bigger challenges to retain his position as the legendary kingpin of Mumbai, the streaming giant said in a press release.
Pankaj Tripathi will next be seen in Luka Chuppi which is scheduled to be released Friday and also stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon. The actor will also be seen in Ranveer Singh-starrer "83". The sports drama, to be directed by Kabir Khan, will chronicle India's win under Kapil's captainship, when the Men in Blue defeated West Indies in the final to clinch their first-ever World Cup trophy in 1983. Pankaj will take on the role of former team India manager PR Man Singh.
Pankaj was sold by the script of the film and he said its reading session was an emotional journey for him. "It was an emotional ride for me while going through the script. At some of the places I was in tears. I am really inspired with the whole journey of Kapil Dev. From when I heard the script, I was certain that I wanted to be a part of this film," the actor said in a statement.
Pankaj said he is an admirer of Kabir's work, including his early documentary films. "He was always in my wish list of directors to work with someday and also Ranveer Singh is one of the factors that I chose to sign the film," he added.
(With PTI inputs)