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Fans search if Sacred Games actor Kubbra Sait is a transgender and she is happy about it

Kubbra Sait, who plays a transgender character named Cuckoo in Sacred Games, is receiving praise for her work. Her role involved nudity also but she says that she was not apprehensive about the character.

tv Updated: Jul 29, 2018 20:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Kubbra Sait and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from Sacred Games.
Kubbra Sait and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from Sacred Games.

Kubbra Sait’s small yet powerful role in recently released Netflix web series Sacred Games has got her a fan following. People are so impressed with her character of a transgender character named Cuckoo that they are searching on the internet whether she is actually one.

Kubbra is happy about it. In a conversation with Mid-Day, she said, “That according to me is their appreciation. I am a woman who likes men, yet, I have managed to convince the world that I have a willy. I played the character with the same honesty that I played a tree when I was a six-year-old, in a school play.”

Kubbra has particularly being praised for bringing out the human side of Cuckoo. She said, “The character made a passing reference in the book. But, once they saw how it was being played out, they wrote more scenes for me. Most of what we shot was retained. Showcasing Kukoo’s humanity was important.”


In an earlier interview with Times Now, Kubbra revealed how things unfolded on the sets. She said, “He (Anurag Kashyap, co-director of Sacred Games) made me do the scene seven times- every time after the scene, he’d come to me and say I am making you do this so many times, sorry haan. Just one more time, ek aur baar, one more and I am going again, don’t hate me, I know you hate me, don’t hate me.”

Sacred Games is the first original Netflix series from India.

First Published: Jul 29, 2018 20:08 IST

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