Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Fee Hiked For ‘Sacred Games 2’
Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s performance as Ganesh Gaitonde in the Netflix series is considered one of his best to date
Although the Saddat Hassan Manto biopic where Nawazuddin performs the titular role has underperformed at the box-office, there is no doubt that Nawazuddin Siddiqui's career is on the roll.
His performance as the gangster Ganesh Gaitonde in Netflix's web series Sacred Games has earned him the highest possible levels of popularity, so much so that Nawaz has hiked his fee considerably for the second season of Sacred Games.
Says a source close to the development, "Sacred Games is one of Nawaz's most successful work to date. When the producers wanted to do a second season, Nawaz made it very clear that he deserved a lot more, almost the double of what he got for Season 1.His co-star Saif, however, gets the same amount that he got for Season 1".
When questioned about his remuneration Nawaz said , "The big producers are paying me what I ask for. And I ask for what I deserve. When I do a Sacred Games I am empowered to do a Manto for free."