Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has reportedly bagged a role in the American fantasy drama series, Game Of Thrones. Ironically, the actor got offered the part in one of the most controversial shows on TV because of his role in what may be one of Bollywood's most "vanilla" family film of all time - Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
According to Mumbai Mirror, the film's action director Greg Powell, who's worked on big Hollywood projects like Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Fast And Furious 6 and the Harry Potter series, and currently the stunt director of Game of Thrones, has offered Nitin Mukesh a role in the popular HBO show.
"Greg has directed two sword-fighting sequences in Prem Ratan for which I had to train for over a month in order to get the stance and wrist movements right. He seemed pretty impressed with all the hard work I put in and made the offer when we were shooting for the climax scene a few months ago," the actor told Mirror. He also revealed that "someone" from the Game of Thrones production team is expected to come down by the month-end for further discussions.
Talking about his role in the HBO show, the actor shared that he will be playing a Royal and will be involved in some combat scenes. But, it remains to be seen whether he would be a Lannister or someone from Dorne.
Meanwhile, Nitin Mukesh added that Daenerys, Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister are his favourite characters on the show. Apart from all the graphic violence, GoT is infamous for featuring excessive nudity and sex.
When asked whether he was comfortable with all of that, the actor replied, "I have gone nude for Jail [a 2009 Bollywood movie], so why not for this? I am okay with it if it's required for my character. I am not intimidated by it as an actor."