Anurag Kashyap talks about working on OTT space and responded to the rumors behind Sacred Games 3. The Filmmaker thinks that the streaming platform is not the same as it was before.
Sacred Games 3 was shut down by Netflix
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has reaffirmed that a third season of Sacred Games will not be made. The filmmaker, who was actively involved in the Netflix series, confirmed that Sacred Games 3 has been shelved and added that after the controversy that broke out during the release of Saif Ali Khan’s Tandav (2021), ‘everyone is scared.’
While speaking to Mashable India’s The Bombay Journey YouTube series, the 50-year-old said, “I wanted to do a lot of work, in fact, I have worked on it too. But OTT ki aaj ke date me himmat nahi hai. Tandav ke baad sab dar gaye hain( OTT doesn’t have the courage nowadays. Everyone is scared since Tandav).”
He added he doesn’t like the OTT space anymore. “Now, I am not interested in the (kind of work on) OTT where I am not allowed to use surnames for characters, I am not allowed to show stuff as they exist. I cannot do this hygienic work. I will not do it. If I cannot keep things real, I will rather not do it,” the director clarified.
Contents on OTT
For the unversed, Sacred Games starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan was among the most successful digital series before OTT was the talk of the town. The show had released two seasons, with Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui playing the lead roles. Many lines from the series continue to remain popular, including the line ‘Bhagwan ko maante ho? Bhagwan ko l*nd farak nahi padta.”
And Tandav, the series that also starred Saif Ali Khan in the lead landed in controversy days before its release. several FIRs across six states were filed alleging that the series was hurting religious sentiments due to its content. A few changes were made to the series due to this.
Meanwhile, Anurag’s new film, Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat, is due for release on February 3. The film stars Alaya F and newcomer Karan Mehta.
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