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Thrillers have always excited me, says Shweta Tripathi Sharma on The Gone Game (Season 2)

The first season of the Voot Select show saw a member of the Gujral family faking his death in order to pull off a major financial scam.

Shweta Tripathi Sharma and Shriya Pilgaonkar in The Gone Game

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The first season of Voot Select’s The Gone Game revolved around members of the Gujal family, played by Sanjay Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rukhsar Rehman and Lubna Salim. 

The family mourns the death of Sahil (Mathur) due to COVID-19 but it is later learnt that he faked his death in order to pull off a scam of Rs300 crore. The trailer of the second season shows Sahil’s wife Suhani (Pilgaonkar) being shot dead just when she's about to expose her husband.

Speaking about the show, Mathur said in a statement, “The Gone Game series is a mix of everything — creative storytelling, a gripping plot, a stellar cast and crew and a multi-talented director who has brilliantly brought it all together. This roller-coaster ride is punctuated with double-crosses and secrets coming to light.

"While the experience of shooting season one was uniquely challenging and exciting, season two was no less than a bumpy ride of its own. Shooting this series outside of our homes, in the physical presence of our co-actors is something we were all waiting for. I really hope that season two creates a space in people’s hearts just as season one did.”

The first season was shot indoors by all actors in their respective homes. The show was created by compiling all the footage in a narrative form. The second season was shot in a normal way with outdoor shots. While the earlier season was directed by Nikhil Bhat, the second one has been helmed by Abhishek Sengupta. 

Shweta Tripathi Sharma plays Sahil’s sister, an intelligent problem-solver. “The Gone Game challenged the creative side and artist in me,” said the actress. “As it is, thrillers have always excited me because I find them very engaging and entertaining at the same time. The Gone Game just takes it to a whole new level! When The Gone Game first came to me as a concept, I was definitely intrigued. The cast is stellar with Arjun Mathur, Sanjay Kapoor, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Dibyendu Bhattacharya and when I read the script, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. When I spoke to the director Nikhil Bhatt, I knew I wanted to work with him.” 

The actress has worked with the director before. “What’s super exciting for me is that season two has been shot by one of my most favourite directors, Abhishek Sengupta. He directed me in Laakhon Mein Ek (Season 2), and I feel he gets my best performance out. It is one of OTT’s most critically acclaimed shows! Whether it is the music he has done or the way he has shot it, I’m definitely a big fan!” she said. 

The Gone Game (Season 2) will be streamed on Voot Select from 7 July. 

Watch the trailer here and let us know if you are keen on watching the show

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