Sacred Games: Pankaj Tripathi joins cast of Netflix crime series in South Africa to shoot Season 2

FP Staff

Jan 16, 2019 15:50:31 IST

Pankaj Tripathi has commenced shooting for the second season of Sacred Games in South Africa, Mid-day reports. The versatile actor had a successful 2018 with his performance in Stree, receiving considerable praise. Sacred Games also set new benchmarks in web-series viewing in India in 2018. Featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte among many others, Sacred Games season 1 showed brief portions of Tripathi's character, who will be dealt with in detail in the second season.

Pankaj Tripathi as Guruji in Netflix's Sacred Games. Twitter

Pankaj Tripathi as Guruji in Netflix's Sacred Games. The actor will have more screen space in Season 2. Image via Twitter

Season 2 directors Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane have also geared up for a full-fledged South African schedule.

Pankaj Tripathi was featured as one of Ganesh Gaitonde's (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui) 'masters'. As per sources, Tripathi is scheduled to have a more pivotal and meatier role in the second season. Vikram Chandra's novel, which was the inspiration behind Sacred Games, places Tripathi's character as a crucial role. Pankaj will be completing his portions in Cape Town and will then continue shooting in Mumbai for the remaining scenes.

Tripathi was also part of Amazon Prime's Mirzapur, which saw the actor don the hat of a deadly gangster Kaleen Bhaiya.

Updated Date: Jan 16, 2019 15:50:31 IST