Sacred Games 2's Kalki Koechlin decodes Batya and Guruji



Netflix show Sacred Game 2 has opened to a massive response even though its ending has left the fans puzzled. Nevertheless, viewers are in love with the well-etched characters and cannot stop discussing their complexities.



The newer characters in the Season 2 are getting as much love as the characters of the previous season. Guruji's disciple Batya Ableman, who truly believes in his vision, has left everyone intrigued with her layered character. In an exclusive conversation with India Today online, Kalki Koechlin talked about Batya and Guruji's (Pankaj Tripathi) bond and how the two shared common attributes.

Decoding Batya

"She is obviously a very complex person, somebody who has embraced Guruji's teachings, really believes in his vision. At the same time, she is struggling with her own vulnerabilities. It would be interesting to see her relationship with Sartaj (Saif Ali Khan). While she is the steady one, someone who's giving him advice, one listening to him, there comes a point where she has that little moment of vulnerability where she tells Sartaj about her background and how she had a rough childhood," she told us, adding, "that makes her a very contradictory character. On one hand, she wants to start afresh, on the other hand, she can never escape from who she is inside. And that is the essence of the second season. Even Sartaj had that conflict that even if you start afresh and destroy everything, you will not be able to destroy your problems."

What's common between Guruji and Batya?

Guruji who wants to bring Satyug by destroying the world and starting everything afresh firmly believed he was an avatar of a God and had a deeper purpose to his existence. When his father was arrested, he found his purpose. He felt that the world didn't deserve to exist as there is no place for good people there. Destroying the world and bringing back Satyug was his sole intention behind spreading terrorism and finishing the world with a nuclear war.
"They both are escaping from something and finding solace, they are making their own home, their own world, because they didn't grow up with a solid home. That loneliness, that feeling of finding some family is something they share. In a way, they both are family," Kalki told us.
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