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Saqib Saleem Takes Rifle Shooting Lessons And Mixed Martial Arts Training For ‘Crackdown 2’


MUMBAI, May 21 (IANS) Looming actor Saqib Saleem said he underwent intense physical training for his role in the show. He has done everything “from shooting lessons to rigorous MMA training” for his role as a RAW agent in the series.

The streaming show is back for its second season with superstars Shriya Bilgaonkar, Iqbal Khan, Alusha D’Souza and Ankur Bhatia.

Sharing on his journey to bring back the iconic character of Riyaz Pathan, Saqib said, “I am so grateful to have brought Riyaz Pathan to digital screens! The second season was grueling in terms of rehearsal as well as anticipation to ensure that I do justice to Riyaz Pathan’s journey on the show.”

He further stated, “From shooting lessons to rigorous MMA training – we went through it all to ensure the most authentic portrayal for our brave RAW clients. A show of this magnitude needs an absolutely large platform to bring the larger-than-life moments to life. I am excited to release the film on India’s biggest entertainment platform, JioCinema.” I can’t wait to see the public’s reaction to Riyaz’s next move.”

Created by Apoorva Lakhia, the series seamlessly combines the elements of espionage, crime, and high-stakes drama to deliver an engaging story that will leave viewers wanting more. Season 2 will also feature Freddy Darwala, Hemant Kher and Sachin Parikh.

Actress Shriya Pilgaonkar said, “The smashing success of the first season inspired us to give our best and take our entertainment to the next level with the second season! I love to explore different genres as an actor and my character as a double agent always had an interesting arc, but this season you will also see a lot of excitement.”

“From the dunes of Jaisalmer to the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir, Apoorva has us performing some challenging stunts amidst the most beautiful locations. The team is so much fun to work with.” She added, “We are excited to launch the new season on India’s biggest entertainment platform, JioCinema, and let’s take our story to Its large subscription base is across the country.”

The second season of ‘Crackdown’ will be available to stream on JioCinema from May 25, 2023.

– Jans


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