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After Priyanka Chopra and Quantico, it’s Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh’s turn to go international. The actor has been offered a role on the hit American TV show, Game of Thrones, as per the reports from a leading daily.
Mukesh told the newspaper that it was all thanks to his upcoming release, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Neil plays a royal character in the Sooraj Barjatya film and has many action sequences. Two of the sword-fighting sequences he features in were directed by Greg Powell.
Powell is an action director who has worked on blockbuster movies including the Harry Potter series and Avengers Age of Ultron. He also happens to be the stunt director for Game of Thrones.
Powell was apparently so impressed with Mukesh’s dedication and commitment to the month-long training he had to undergo for the action sequences that he offered him a role in the HBO TV show.
Mukesh also said that he will play a royal character and be a part of action scenes. Also, while discussions are yet to formally begin, he has no problems if he has to go nude, the way many actors on the show have done till date.
Neil will be the second Indian born actor post Indira Varma (half Indian-half Swiss) aka Ellaria Sand, to be a part of the most popular television venture of the time.
TellyDhamaal wishes Neil all the best and we hope to see him in GoT soon!