Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal where he played the lovelorn Sardar, remains Saif’s most beloved cinematic part to date.
In an attempt to get optimum work done without compromising on the quality, Netflix has appointed two separate directors to direct the two parallel plots involving Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Sacred Games 2.
While Anurag Kashyap is directing all the episodes featuring Ganesh Gaitonde’s (Siddiqui) character, Masaan director Neeraj Ghaywan is directing the episodes featuring Saif Ali Khan’s Sikh cop Sartaj Singh.
Interestingly, this is not the first time that Saif has scored resounding success as a Sardarji. Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal where he played the lovelorn Sardar, remains Saif’s most beloved cinematic part to date.
However, Saif admits that Sacred Games is a game-changer in his career and is also indicative of the rapid changes in the cinematic platform. “The world is different now. Cinema and web are agnostic brothers. Just look at the career of Tom Hardy. He plays any and everything from the hero to villain and he treats the home and theatre media with equal respect. He has his own television show while he rules the big screen.”
Enjoying himself doing the second season of Sacred Games, Saif say, “They pay so well! And there are talented actors and technicians doing intelligent things. There is author Vikram Chandra, director Neeraj Ghaywan and writer Varun Grover, so it is a lovely environment.”