“I was genuinely broken at that point."
Kubbra Sait has said that she cried after filming a sex scene with Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Sacred Games.
Kubbra rose to fame when she played Kukoo in season one of Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane’s Sacred Games.
Sacred Games was India’s first Netflix original series. The crime thriller series is based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel of the same name.
Kukoo was a recurring character in the first season of Sacred Games.
The actress played a transgender woman with whom Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character Ganesh Gaitonde falls in love.
In the show, Kubbra had to film an intimate scene with her co-star seven times.
Kukoo is a nightclub dancer and a favourite of the rival crime boss Suleiman Isa, played by Saurabh Sachdeva.
Kubbra’s character Kukoo was first seen in episode 3, titled ‘Atapi Vatapi’ in which Ganesh recounts his pursuit of Kukoo.
After shooting a sex scene seven times, Kubbra revealed that she started crying.
She also said that Nawazuddin asked her to go and cry outside as his scene was still left to be filmed.
Kubbra said: “The first take I did, he came back and said, ‘We’ll go quickly for the next one’.
“The second one, he said, ‘We’ll go quickly for the next one’.
“The third time I did it, he shifted the camera to Nawaz. Then we did something else.
“The seventh time, when I did it… I was broken. I was genuinely broken at that point. I was highly emotional also.
“And he walked up to me and he said, ‘Thank you. I’ll see you outside?’
“That’s when it hit me that the scene was over.”
The actress further said:
“I stayed on the floor, weeping. I was just crying and crying and crying.
“Nawaz said, ‘I think you should go outside because my scene is still left’.”
Kubbra starred in the first season of Sacred Games alongside Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Rajshri Deshpande and Jatin Sarna.
In the second season, Pankaj Tripathi, Ranvir Shorey, Kalki Koechlan and Amrita Subhash joined the show.
Although Kubbra made her Bollywood debut with a small role in Ready, she shot to fame after the success of Sacred Games.
The actress received high praise for her portrayal of Kukoo.
Alongside Ready and Sacred Games, Kubbra Sait was also seen in films such as Jawaani Jaaneman and Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare.
Kubbra Sait has also acted in several web series such as The Verdict – State vs Nanavati and Illegal.