Pankaj Tripathi, who has been a part of the popular Indian web series Sacred Games, has begun shooting for its second installment. One of the most talked about web shows, Sacred Games starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte and Pankaj Tripathi among many other acclaimed actors had an open-ended climax of its first season on Netflix last year.

The makers of the show, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, were already shooting the second season of Sacred Games in Cape Town in South Africa with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan. Actor Pankaj Tripathi too is learnt to have joined the team now and commenced shooting.

In the previous season, we saw Tripathi a few times as ‘Guru ji’, as referred to by Ganesh Gaitonde, the character being played by Nawazuddin. It is expected that Pankaj will be seen throughout the second season — parallel to other lead casts.

In the book, Sacred Games, author Vikram Chandra had written the role of ‘Guru ji’ as one of the powerful characters. It is also learnt that Pankaj will first finish his international schedule in Cape Town and later do the remaining shooting in Mumbai.

The actor impressed the audience with the successful web show, Mirzapur on Amazon Prime, where he was seen as dreaded gangster Kaleen Bhaiya.

Pankaj Tripathi has two films, Super 30 and Luka Chuppi, in his kitty.