Sacred Games Director Reveals All About Working with Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan is all set to grace our screens in the next season of Sacred Games. As the directors have changed hands, Neeraj Ghaywan reveals it is not easy to work with Saif
The second season of Sacred Games is all set to grace the Netflix screens and the makers have said that the new season featuring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, will be bigger and grander. There will be a new storyline which moves further from the previous season and the new season will also see the addition and subtraction of a few actors from the show. There is also a big development on the project, namely, the change of hands. While Saif Ali Khan’s character was directed by Vikramaditya Motwane in the last season, this time it is Masaan director Neeraj Ghaywan who is taking over.
This season of Sacred Games will mark the first time the actor and director have collaborated for a project together. While makers expected the change of hands to be smooth sailing, Neeraj lists that he faced a problem while directing Saif for the show. “Saif has a wild humorous side. Sometimes it can be a problem. Especially when we are shooting emotional scenes. Even during those, he would crack up and make others laugh too. And then I had to get everyone back on track,” he said.
On a more positive note however, Neeraj said that there is tremendous scope for the Kaalakaandi actor to become a director. He went on to say, “Saif would ask a lot of valid equations before shooting a particular scene. I see a spark in him. I told him that someday he should try his hand at direction.”
Speaking of coming on board as the director of the show, Neeraj says, “Having directed Masaan, coming on board this project was like stepping into a different world. The visual language of this show is totally different from my last film. Both Anurag (co-director) and Vikramaditya (Showrunner and ex-co-director) have been my mentor. Now, it is a responsibility on me to match up to their work. It was quite challenging.”
We can’t wait to Saif in Sacred Games 2, can you?