Chennai: With the #MeToo movement gaining strength in India, the fate of Netflix latest offering from India, Sacred Games, hangs in the balance.
The news comes after the breakdown of the show’s erstwhile production company Phantom Films, owned by show’s director Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, following the sexual harassment accusations against the third member, Vikas Bahl.
Phantom was a dream, a glorious one and all dreams come to an end . We did our best and we succeeded and we failed. But i know for sure we will come out of this stronger, wiser and will continue to pursue our dreams our own individual ways. We wish each other the best.
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) October 5, 2018
The writer of the show, Varun Grover has also been accused of Sexual harassment by an anonymous women of twitter. He, however, has denied all the claims.
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
With the controversy surrounding around the makers and writer of the hit Netflix-original series, it remains to be seen if the show will comeback for season 2.
According to a report in Scroll, Netflix is “evaluating options on the path forward” for the second season of its hugely popular series Sacred Games, which is an adaptation of a novel of the same name.