The Machiavellian political leader Samar Singh (played by Saif Ali Khan) rose to the top of the food chain before making an unprecedented decision in the first season of Tandav. The show’s lead star recently spoke to Express.co.uk about what fans could expect to see in the Amazon Prime series’ second season.
New Indian Original for Amazon Prime, Tandav, is hoped to continue for a second season after delivering a show-stopping finale last week.
All episodes were released on Friday, January 15, meaning many subscribers will have been able to race through the entire nine-episode series over the weekend.
Even so, beware of spoilers, as the first instalment of Tandav packed in plenty of unexpected twists and turns.
Lead star Saif Ali Khan portrays Samar Singh, a ruthless political leader and son of the sitting Prime Minister Devki Nandan (Tigmanshu Dhulia) who forms his own party, Tandav, to strengthen his grip on New Delhi.
READ MORE: Tandav is based on which politician?
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Khan explained: “I play the role of the ambitious and cunning son of a sitting prime minister. He’s rebellious and aggressive, dangerous and passionate.
“I would say that he is a cross between Michael Corleone from The Godfather and somebody with a little more emotion!”
The Indian star kept plot details close to his chest, but references to The Godfather certainly suggest his downfall could be on the way in season two.
By the end of the series, Samar has pulled a U-turn on his campaign to become Prime Minister, instead positioning himself as an advisor who can make or break potential successors.
Khan teased: “Well, the first series is left with some questions unanswered so all I can say is, watch this space.”
As Samar was making his final power play of the first season, the finale also dropped the horrific death of Sana Mir (Kritika Kamra), apparently by suicide, out of the blue.
Despite the lack of announcements from Amazon, both Khan and series creator and director Ali Abbas Zafar are confident Tandav will continue in season two.
Zafar recently told Mid-Way: “The pandemic has been a boon for me because, as writers, we don’t get to spend enough time with ourselves.”