Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who will soon be seen in Sooraj Barjatya’s forthcoming Diwali release, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’, has reportedly bagged a role in HBO’s hit fantasy series, ‘Game of Thrones’.
Neil told Mumbai Mirror in an interview that since he plays a royal character in the Salman Khan-starrer, he has a number of sword-fighting sequences, which were directed by Greg Powell, who is also the action director for ‘Game of Thrones.
“Greg has directed two sword-fighting sequences in PRDP 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,” Neil told Mumbai Mirror.
Neil, who is a huge Game Of Thrones fan, also revealed that his favourite characters from the show are Khaleesi, Jon Snow and the Imp.
While the actor is rejoicing with the good news, he isn’t exactly receiving the same enthusiasm and support from the Twitterati. In fact, Neil who has previously been the butt of quite a few jokes on Twitter, is once again trending on the social media site.
Introducing Neil Nitin Mukesh in GOT, first of all his three names.
— Saumya Kapoor (@CorporateKity) November 4, 2015
Neil Nitin Mukesh to star in the Game of Thrones and reportedly play three characters :)
— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) November 4, 2015
Neil Nitin Mukesh is the Methi Mutter Malai of Indian cinema. Always on the menu, rarely ordered! The name also sounds similar!
— AV (@vyasaayush09) November 4, 2015
There were a few who were happy for Neil.
He is the same Neil Nitin Mukesh you all loved in Sriram’s Johnny Gaddar. So show him love instead of wisecracks! Celebrate your own
— Suparn Verma (@Suparn) November 4, 2015
Well, jokes are good. But instead of criticising Neil Nitin Mukesh, we are supposed to be proud of him.
— Gautam (@gautamverma23) November 4, 2015