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This actor was first choice for Kukku in 'Sacred Games'

Friday, June 18, 2021 • Tamil Comments

This actor was first choice for Kukku in Sacred Games

After his breakout role in 'Bhavesh Joshi Superhero', Priyanshu Painyuli is slowly cementing his place in the B-town. Like every other actor trying to make it big, Priyanshu has also lost some iconic roles during the struggle phase. These include MC Sher from 'Gully Boy' and Kukku from 'Sacred Games'. Recently, Priyanshu talked about these missed opportunities.

Priyanshu was approached by Vikramaditya Motwane when makers were deciding whether a boy or girl should play Kukku.

Priyanshu recalls, "I remember wearing five inch heels, walking around the house, lost weight. I have pictures of my Kukoo trial test. The same get-up that Kubbra did. I got the eyelashes, the wig, the same gown, and I had to learn the dance very very much. Like Parveen Babi was the reference. So I danced at the studio in the whole outfit. Eventually, Netflix and everybody decided that (they should go with a woman for the role)."

He further added, "But I think what Kubbra brought in that I was missing somewhere was that she was bringing in that body language which is very important as Kuk. When I saw her doing it, I thought yea, she was the right one. I wasn't so graceful when I danced either."

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