"He asked that! How sensitive."
Amruta Subhash revealed that Anurag Kashyap asked when her period is as she prepared to film her first sex scene during the second season of Sacred Games.
In the hit show, Amruta played RAW agent Kusum Devi Yadav, who turns Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Ganesh Gaitonde into a spy for the intelligence agency.
Speaking to Netflix about her first experience of filming a sex scene, Amruta explained how considerate Anurag was when handling the scene.
Amruta said: “My first sex scene was with Anurag on Sacred Games 2.
“It did not matter whether he was a man or a woman. He was extremely sensitive.
“He was the one to ask me, ‘When are your periods? Let’s not schedule the scene for those dates. You’ll do that during periods?’ He asked that! How sensitive.”
The actress insisted that being sensitive should not be defined by one’s gender.
She added: “This is beyond being a male or a female. He was so sensitive.”
Speaking about her role in Sacred Games, Amruta Subhash said:
“I want to experiment, do different types of roles. I had just cut my hair short, for the first time in my life, when I met Vikramaditya Motwane and Varun Grover at the premiere of Nandita Das’s Manto.
“I later got a call from their casting director. Before I went to audition for the role of KDY (Kusum Devi Yadav), my husband Sandesh Kulkarni, who played Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s father in Season 1, advised me to underplay it, don’t try to be a hero.
“RAW agents never have to display how extremely powerful they are, he said. I got the role after one take.
“The greatest achievement for me is that this role is male in the book and the writing team made it a female character, and it came to me.”
Amruta Subhash is currently seen in Lust Stories 2, starring in the segment, The Mirror.
The segment features house help Seema (Amruta) being caught having sex with her husband in her employer’s bedroom.
Ishita (Tillotama Shome) discovers that it is a daily occurrence but is unable to stop it. She soon realises she is turned on by watching them and begins to spy on them through a mirror.
Directed by Konkona Sen Sharma, the segment has been widely praised.
But Amruta admitted that she did not understand her character during the narration.
She said: “Sometimes it is best not to understand your characters fully.
“Only then can you expand as a person. Even if you are saying the line – I am enjoying it – while essaying a character, it frees the actor too. That’s the kind of feeling I had.”