Vikramaditya Motwane talks ‘Sacred Games’

Amrita Tanna

Senior Editor


Vikramaditya Motwane is directing the much awaited ‘Sacred Games’ which is a Netflix series based in India. The director has spoken about the project.

When asked whether the series is an experiment for the Indian market, Motwane tells IANS, “Absolutely yes, in a way… It’s like a guinea pig in the Indian market. The pressure is on us to deliver a great show, and for Netflix too to deliver a great show so that people come and watch it.”

He added further, “If you look back at the British, they have been doing series for years since the 1980s… Americans have been doing quality TV since the 1990s and this streaming thing is going to boom… Of course, a ‘House of Cards’ works, Netflix works because of a culture of watching content like ‘The Sopranos’, ‘The Wire’, ‘Lost’, ‘Prison Break’, ’24’, and ‘The West Wing’ — all great shows over the years.”

Saif Ali Khan will be taking up the lead role. On this, Motwane replies, “I think we need it (the presence of a star) because we need to sell the medium. At this point of time, it’s not so much about the show. There’s more pressure on us to be able to sell a medium of watching something and to be able to sell something we’re not used to watching”.

Motwane is producing the show along with Netflix.

‘Sacred Games’ will also star Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte.