WEB DESK: Few days back “Mumbai Mirror” reported that Bollywood star Neil Nitin Mukesh claimed to have been offered a role in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones (GoT). The report stated that Neil was offered the role by GoT’s director, Greg Powell.
However, now it turns out that the news was fake. Entertainment Weekly‘s (EW) senior writer aka EW‘s resident Game of Thrones expert, James Hibberd tweeted that the Bollywood actor “has NOT been cast in Game of Thrones”
Neil Nutin Mukesh has NOT been cast in 'Game of Thrones,' HBO confirms this is yet another inaccurate report re: S6
— James Hibberd (@JamesHibberd) November 6, 2015
Earlier, Neil had claimed that the stunt director, Greg was so ‘impressed’ by the actor’s technique and training in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’s sword-fighting sequences that he offered him a role in GoT.
Neil had also claimed that a member of the GoT production team would be visiting India soon to take the conversation ahead.
Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with PinkVilla, the B-Town actor said that the statement released by HBO isn’t “official”, and refrained from commenting further.
Looks like fans of the Famous TV series can breathe a sigh of relief because there seems to be nothing concrete as of now.
Earlier, when news of him being cast in GoT made headlines, fans had taken to social media to express their utter discontent.
Source: INDIA TIMES