One can safely assume that Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was a re-launch for the acting career of Neil Nitin Mukesh, thanks to Salman Khan's presence in the film. The actor, who made a debut in Bollywood with the successful Johnny Gaddar lost the plot post that. However, even Salman wouldn't have imagined the extent of push that that Neil Nitin got thanks to PRDP, even before it has released.
The actor has bagged a role with arguably the most popular TV show of all times, Game of Thrones.
Whoa. That's right.
Hollywood action director, Greg Powell who has designed the action sequences in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is also the action director of Game Of Thrones. In the film, Salman and Neil will be seen sword fighting for which both the actors underwent a month long training under the guidance of Powell.
Powell was reportedly mighty impressed with Neil Nitin Mukesh's expertise in the action sequences and thus offered him a pivotal 'royal' role in the show.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Neil said,
"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."
The actor also revealed that his role in the GOT series will be similar to the one in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in which he will be seen as a prince who is also a grey character.
We hope Priyanka Chopra is not too jealous.
Meanwhile, here are some reactions to make your day:
Neil Nitin Mukesh gets a role in #GameOfThrones! Spoiler : He dies. 😂😂— Mr. Crowley (@metal_maniac1) November 4, 2015
We can only hope that Neil Nitin Mukesh doesn't replace Daenerys Targaryen in Game of thrones.— Unique idiot (@UniqueIdiot_) November 4, 2015
Daenerys should've named her three dragons Neil, Nitin, Mukesh.— Vikas Munipalle (@PabloVikasso) November 4, 2015
Neil Nitin Mukesh can easily play a white walker ..— Amit Kulkarni (@amitkulkarni07) November 4, 2015