When Netflix’s Sacred Games released, it became a hit with the masses. Based on the 2006 novel by Vikram Chandra, the 8-episode series tackling the complexities of life is one of the best Netflix originals to come out in recent times. The multidimensional plot, deep-rooted meanings, uncensored content, and the world-class direction make it an absolute treat for the viewers.
The writers have done a tremendous job with the storyline and the multi-layered characters. However, the actors also deserve our praises for bringing those characters to life. Kubbra Sait is one of these commendable actors.
Model and anchor turned actress Kubbra Sait plays the role of a transgender cabaret dancer Kukoo – one character that has been created especially for the web series.
Yes, that’s right. The character which is central to the flashback that Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character) wasn’t a part of the original novel. And yet, Kubbra has managed to do complete justice to the role without any reference!
While Kubbra Sait is a prominent and well-known anchor for several TV shows like Filmfare (2016) and Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, she’s also starred in various ad commercials. Kubbra Sait even has some Bollywood roles in her kitty. She was one of the housemaids in the Salman Khan-Asin starrer Ready (the one that parks Prem’s bike) and she played the anchor in Gully Boy. Kubbra’s landed Sacred Games’ Kukoo when AnkurTewarirecommended her name to Anurag Kashyap. And are we glad for that!
Kubbra as Kukoo is raw and intense, so much so that users search for ‘Kubbra Sait’s gender’ more than anything else! She brings such conviction to the role that Sacred Games’ fans are left wondering if the actress playing Kukoo is actually a transgender.
The sheer dedication and confidence that this talented actress exults in the handful scenes that she’s a part of, have convinced us that Kubbra Sait will leave a mark in Bollywood.