Netflix clears second season of ‘Sacred Games’ after ‘independent investigation’
Ever since writer Varun Grover’s name emerged in the ongoing #MeToo movement, the future of the second season of the hit web series ‘Sacred Games’ was in jeopardy. For the uninitiated, Varun Grover is one of the co-writers of the show. He has been accused by an anonymous woman of sexually harassing her in his college days. Varun has vehemently denied all the allegations and has even urged that an independent panel take up the case.
Even the director of the show Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, have been embroiled in a legal tangle as their former partner at Phantom Films, Vikas Bahl, has filed a 10 crore defamation case against them.
So for quite sometime speculations regarding Netflix dropping the show, or Varun being sacked were doing the rounds. However much to the delight of all the fans of this show, Netflix said in a statement to PTI, “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.”
“Netflix will continue to work with Varun Grover on season 2 of ‘Sacred Games’,” they added.
As per their statement, Netflix is going to continue their association with the Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap and writer Varun Grover.
That said, Netflix’s quick investigation has raised several eyebrows.