India’s first Netflix series Sacred Games made quite a splash with its first season. Featuring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte in lead roles, it received praise from critics as well as the audience. And while fans are eagerly awaiting season two, it appears Netflix has other plans.
Following sexual harassment accusations against series co-writer Varun Grover, Netflix might drop the web series. “At this time we are evaluating options on the path forward,” as per a statement from the streaming giant published by the Indian media.
Grover has been vocal about the #MeToo movement in India and has dismissed all the allegations against him in a detailed statement:
Here's my detailed statement about the completely fabricated, misleading, and defamatory allegations against me. Am absolutely willing to cooperate and clear my name. Let's not allow such agenda-driven tactics to derail this movement please. pic.twitter.com/VTFeIjygcl
— वरुण (@varungrover) October 9, 2018
“Here’s my detailed statement about the completely fabricated, misleading, and defamatory allegations against me. Am absolutely willing to cooperate and clear my name. Let’s not allow such agenda-driven tactics to derail this movement please,” he tweeted.
Sacred Games director and producer Anurag Kashyap has also lent support stating that they refuse to believe the allegations as they know him from a long time.
This man I have known so closely and so so long that I refuse to believe any allegations about him . #believethevictim and investigate the claims and also be careful to not let vested interests sabotage a long pending genuine movement https://t.co/A4bkVgF9Hb
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) October 9, 2018
We will keep you updated with the developments.