‘I Was Broken After Shooting The Intimate Scene In Sacred Games’: Kubbra Sait Who Played Kukoo

‘I Was Broken After Shooting The Intimate Scene In Sacred Games’: Kubbra Sait Who Played Kukoo

The web series that can define the rise of OTT streaming platforms and shows in India is 2018-release ‘Sacred Games’. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead role, it is by far one of the most successful Netflix web series in the country and was one of the first Indian web series to actually introduce OTT to a wider audience in India.

There is not one character in the series which is not memorable. But one character in particular, Kukoo, was praised by everyone for its wonderful representation of a trans woman. Kubbra Sait was the actor who played the role so exceptionally. 

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The actress however, recently revealed in an interview with Mashable India, that she was ‘broken’ after shooting the intimate scene with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, her co-star in the Netflix series. Nawazuddin and Kubbra starred in the first season of the series and a sequence required the actors to do an intimate scene.

Kubbra said that she became very emotional and was left completely broken after shooting the intimate scene in Anurag Kashyap’s direction. She added that it took them seven takes to finally get the scene perfect and after the seventh retake, she was ‘genuinely broken’. She was on the floor, constantly weeping and could not contain her emotions.

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Nawazuddin, her co-star, asked her to leave the room. Watching her condition, he said that she should leave the room as his sequence was yet to be shot. After the seventh take, Anurag Kashyap, the director of the series walked up to Kubbra and said, “Thank you, I will see you outside?”, and it was at that moment that Kubbra realized the scene was finally over.

We as audience are only able to see what is shown to us by the filmmakers, but what goes behind it is the real part of being an actor. Who could have thought that Kubbra went through an emotional breakdown after shooting a few minutes of an intimate scene. This is what the actual struggle of being an actor is like. 

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