A third season of Netflix's Sacred Games seems out of the question, reveals Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
"Sacred Games got the kind of worldwide acclaim that none of us associated with the series had seen before," says Nawaz who plays Ganesh Gaitonde in the series.
"I remember shooting in Rome for Tannishta Chatterjee's film and over there too, there were so many people talking to me about Sacred Games," he adds.
"So we felt it was right to do it again, and we did a second season," Nawaz tells Subhash K Jha.
The second season, he agrees, was a relative disappointment.
"Perhaps somewhere the intention behind Season 2 was not as sincere as the first time. I admit Sacred Games 2 was a disappointment."
As for Season 3, Nawaz sees little chance of that happening.
"Whatever had to be said from the original novel has already been said. There is nothing left in Vikram Chandra's novel to be put in Season 3," he says.
Ganesh Gaitonde's character and dialogues in Sacred Games were very popular, he says.
"But I can't take credit for the popularity of the lines that I spoke. I didn't write them. In India, we often give credit to the actor for a popular line. In Yash Choprasaab's Deewaar, Shashi Kapoorsaab said the line, 'Mere Paas Maa Hai', but it was Salim-Javed who wrote it. So the credit must go to them."