Nawazuddin Siddiqui Receives Appreciation from Paulo Coelho for Netflix Series Sacred Games
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Receives Appreciation from Paulo Coelho for Netflix Series Sacred Games

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays Ganesh Gaitonde in Netflix series Sacred Games, has received appreciation from renowned author Paulo Coelho.

World renowned author Paulo Coelho -- best known for his novel The Alchemist -- has praised Netflix thriller series Sacred Games and one of its lead actors, Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The novelist -- who recently watched the series co-directed by Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan -- took to Twitter to post a link to the show and wrote, “One of the best series on Netflix, with the great actor @Nawazuddin_S.” The show’s second season premiered on Netflix on 15th August and features Nawazuddin, Saif Ali Khan, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey in important roles. Nawazuddin has received a lot of praise for his performance as Mumbai gangster Ganesh Gaitonde since the series premiered in 2018.

Responding to Paulo’s appreciation, the actor said, “Sir @paulocoelho I have read your books The Alchemist and also watched the film ‘Veronika decides to Die’ based on your novel. I have always been an ardent fan of your writing and it’s an honour to be noticed and mentioned by someone like you. I don’t have words to describe the feeling! Thank You.”

Sacred Games, the first Netflix original series in India, is based on a 2006 novel of the same name by Vikram Chandra. It follows the characters of Sartaj Singh (Saif), an honest police officer, and Ganesh, as their paths intertwine. The show’s first season was co-directed by Anurag and Vikram Motwane and also starred Radhika Apte and Kubbra Sait. The series and its lead actors have received many positive reviews. A review by ndtv of Sacred Games Season 2 noted, “The first season of the series, powered by superb central performances from Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan, had dramatically raised the bar for Mumbai-made thrillers,” and that “Siddiqui and Khan continue to complement each other brilliantly in the follow-up.”

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