"My Character (Guruji) Becomes As Big As Gaitonde" - Pankaj Tripathi On 'Sacred Games' Season 2

Priyanka Parmar , 24 Jul 2018
Pankaj Tripathi in Sacred Games

Sacred Games is the latest rage and what happened to me during Game Of Thrones is happening again – FOMO! The web series has received immense critical acclaim too! While I didn’t give into it GOT madness back then, but this one I actually plan on watching soon! BUT I’ve done my basic research (more like, sat quietly as my friend ranted) and know that Gaitonde (essayed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a gangster and has some kickass dialogues, I mean, we’ve all seen the memes.)

Anyhoo, the first season garnered an overwhelming response and fans can’t keep calm until the second season arrives. The makers are yet to officially announce anything about the upcoming season, but Pankaj Tripathi revealed something rather interesting about his character, Guruji. The talented actor has already impressed the viewers and has become one of the most talked about characters from the first season. Pankaj revealed something rather interesting to Mid-day in an interview. Reports suggest that Guruji aka Gaitonde‘s ‘Teesra Baap’ will become the mastermind behind major events in the plot.

Here’s what he said:

Guruji is a larger-than-life part and will become the most sought-after character in the series. My character becomes as big as Gaitonde.

When asked about working with the entire team of the show, he said,

Anurag (Kashyap), Vikram (Vikramaditya Motwane) and Varun (Grover) know me for many years now. I simply followed the brief they gave me. It was a brilliant experience to do this show. I even dubbed the lines in English.
Turns out, Tripathi and Siddiqui have known each other for a long time.

Here’s what the former had to say about the latter:

Nawaz bhai and I lived in the same hostel at the NSD (National School Of Drama). We admire each other’s work. Since we come from the same acting background, our approach to work is similar. We have been taught by the same people. When we meet, we hardly talk work, we reminisce about the old times.

Well, all this suspense and drama has definitely got me a lot more interested in Sacred Games!

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