Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer web series Sacred Games have been gathering applause not only for its content but for the acting skills of the actors too. Critics and audience both are praising the series. Sacred Games took the web world of the country to the international level. To pay off the hard work of the actors, makers of the web series have hiked their fee. Netflix presents Sacred Games took the online space by storm.
Seeing the response of the audiences and the popularity of the series across the globe, the makers have decided to roll with the second season of the series in November also. Owing to the mega success of Sacred Games, Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui have both received a hike in their compensation fee.
Informs a little birdie, “Sacred Games became the first Indian web series to make such a huge impact on a global platform. Since the first season was so well received, the makers have now decided to mount the second season of the show on a greater scale and have doubled their budgets. If that wasn’t all, both Nawazuddin and Saif have received a hike in their fees given that their performances were so well received and were praised by critics across the globe.”
Sacred Games is the adaptation of the 2006 Vikram Chandra novel with the same name. Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap are directing the web series.
Saif before the release of the series had said, “It (web series) is not any way the come down, it is a step in new direction (for me as an actor). It is very liberating as an actor to have a platform (like Netflix) to act in.” He added, “There is a certain quality to Netflix, it is not (typical). It has an international feel to it. Also, Vikramaditya Motwane is a wonderful director and is a responsible showrunner. He is comparing us to House of Cards. It is going to be the best show coming out of India and I am hopeful everyone will be proud of it.”
He further had said, “It has been incredibly hectic because we did not use any lights. It was a 12-hour-day it felt like a 15-hour-day, without much lunch break and all, and you are on your feet. On a film set for a 12-hour-day you get break for half-and-hour or so, lighting change and all that, but here it was relentless.”