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Second season of Saqib Saleem, Shriya Pilgaonkar starrer OTT series Crackdown to be premiered on this THIS DATE

The web series has been directed by Apoorva Lakhia

Second season of Saqib Saleem, Shriya Pilgaonkar starrer OTT series Crackdown to be premiered on this THIS DATE

Last Updated: 06.51 PM, May 20, 2023


After the grand success of the first season of ‘Crackdown’, the show is now all set for its second season. This time round, it will be premiered from May 25 and for free on JioCinema. Just like the first season, the show’s second season also stars an array of stellar performers like Saqib Saleem, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Iqbal Khan, Sonali Kulkarni, Freddy Daruwala, Hemant Kher, Waluscha De Sousa, Ankur Bhatia and Sachin Parikh. The said series has been created and directed by Apoorva Lakhia.


Speaking about the show’s second season, Apoorva Lakhia said, “Working on the ‘Crackdown’ series has been one of the amazing experiences I have had as a director. All of us, who were associated with the making of season 1 were truly humbled by the overwhelming response we received from the critics as well as the viewers, this response motivated all of us to create a much bigger canvas for season 2 of crackdown. From shooting across exceptional locations like Thailand, Kashmir, Jaisalmer, Delhi, Pune and Mumbai to bringing in ace action director, Ali Abbas Mughal so put the actors through a rigorous training schedule as the action pieces were huge and needed to be perfectly coordinated.”

He continued, “For Crackdown Season 2 we promise our viewers an exceptional cinematic experience. Crackdown 1 marked my foray into the spectacular world of OTT entertainment and I couldn’t have asked for a better debut series that has all the elements of a complete blockbuster! Streaming on India’s largest entertainment platform – JioCinema, I can’t wait for our fans to enjoy and experience the thrills packed in every single episode of Crackdown Season 2!”

On the other hand, actor Saqib Saleem, who plays the role of Riyaz Pathan in the series, said, “I am extremely grateful that I got to bring Riyaaz Pathan to the digital screens! The second season was grueling both in terms of training as well as the anticipation to ensure that I did justice to Riyaaz Pathan’s journey on the show. From gun firing classes to rigorous MMA training – we went through it all to ensure the most authentic portrayal of our fearless RAW agents. A show this huge, needs a platform just as grand to bring alive the larger-than-life moments. I am excited for the movie’s release on India’s largest entertainment platform, JioCinema, and can't wait to see the audience’s reactions to Riyaz’s next moves.”

Meanwhile, Shriya Pilgaonkar also shared her thoughts about the second season of ‘Crackdown’. She said, “The super success of season 1, inspired us to put our best foot forward and take the entertainment to the next level with Season 2! I like exploring different genres as an actor and My character as a double agent has always had an interesting arc, but this season you will also see a lot of exciting action. From the sand dunes of Jaisalmer to the snow-clad mountains of Kashmir, Apoorva had us performing some really challenging stunts amidst the most beautiful locations. The team is super fun to work with. We’re excited for the release of the new season on India’s largest entertainment platform, JioCinema, and to take our story to its large subscription base across the country!”

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