Sacred Games Not So Sacred Anymore?
After Varun Grover, who co-wrote the hit Indian original web series, Sacred Games starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawauddin Siddiqui, was alleged of sexual harassment, show-runners might cancel season 2.
Stand-up comedian and writer, Varun Grover, best known for writing the critically-acclaimed 2015 film Masaan, which starred Vicky Kaushal, also co-wrote India’s first original web series – Sacred Games. The web series has not only received critical-acclaim in India but has also been lauded by the international audience. Be it, Saif and Nawaz’s performance, Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap’s direction or Varun Grover’s writing, ever aspect of the series was loved by one and all and fans can’t seem to wait for season 2 to drop because season 1 left us at a cliff-hanger gasping and wanting for more.
However, season 2 may be in jeopardy after news dropped yesterday that the Varun Grover has been accused of sexual harassment in the trending MeToo campaign in India, which started after Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of harassing her on the sets of their film Horn Ok Pleassss, 10 years ago. Grover was quick to deny the allegations on his Twitter and later also put out a detailed official statement clarifying and negating every single detail in the alleged accusation.
Well, now that Varun’s side is out in the open and the writer is getting support from celebrities and fans, it’ll be interesting to see what the OTT platform decides by the end of it. Sacred Games was a stupendous hit among fans and critics alike and it’ll be a huge loss for fans if the platform decides to drop it from their schedule.