Saif Ali Khan's transformation for Sacred Games Season 2
Sacred Games 1 had created a massive stir amongst entertainment enthusiasts with an exciting narrative and many questions left unanswered. With the launch of Sacred Games 2’s trailer, anticipation for the show has seen a massive hike. While we wait to find out the truth and the answers to these questions, there is one change that fans should not miss.
Saif Ali Khan, who essays the role of Sartaj, went through a physical transformation for the second season to showcase the change in his story graph.
In the first season, Sartaj’s life had taken a negative turn with the separation from his wife, the workplace tension, and his attempt at trying to decode his call with Gaitonde. On the contrary, in the second season, Sartaj is a man on a mission who has to find out the truth, dig into his nemesis, Gaitonde’s history, and save his city from the ultimate destruction, before it’s too late.
To depict how his story and character progress from being an aimless officer to the man with a specific goal, Saif went through a rigorous fitness regime and weight loss plan.
Talking about his physical transformation, Saif says, “Even though in the book, Sartaj Singh is a fit, well-dressed guy, when the series starts, he is in a bad place and is someone who doesn’t really care about what he looks like. So it was fine for him to be a bit overweight. But now that the action is picking up, I thought we should bring him up to what he actually is like -- he is eating less and taking more drugs, which would naturally lead to a bit of weight loss and why he’s looking leaner.”
When asked what he did to get in shape, the actor shared, “Physical prep was going to the gym and eating right for the role, playing a Sardar cop you’ve to look the part.”
Watch Sartaj’s quest for the truth in Sacred Games 2 on August 15, 2019 only on Netflix