After conducting a detailed independent investigation, Netflix has confirmed that they will still be associated with the makers, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane as well as writer, Varun Grover.
In a statement , Netflix said: “After an independent investigation, the results helped inform Netflix’s decision to continue with Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap on season 2 of Sacred Games. We continue to collaborate with our production partners to ensure and maintain a safe and respectful working environment.”
There were doubts if the show will continue to stream, after sexual allegations were reported against Vikas Bahl, during the #MeToo movement storm. Bahl, was one of the co-founders of Phantom Films, which co-produced Sacred Games, but was not credited as a producer on the show. Phantom Films announced that they were dissolving the company and Motwane released a statement saying “He has preyed on a young woman, abused her trust, ruined her life. The scars are going to stay and that just isn’t right. The only thing I can offer now is [an] apology.”
Varun Grover, who works as a writer on the show, was also accused of “touching” a fellow female student inappropriately through an anonymous Twitter post. Grover denied the allegations and said that he was open to legal enquiries.
The show is based on Vikram Chandra’s novel and stars Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead roles. It is considered to be one of the most popular shows of 2018 and fans cannot wait to finally see what the second season has to offer.
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