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'Game Of Thrones' Series 6: Neil Nitin Mukesh 'Swapping Bollywood For Role In HBO Show's Sixth Season'

04/11/2015 19:01 GMT | Updated 04/11/2015 19:59 GMT

Neil Nitin Mukesh has reportedly become the first Indian actor to be cast in ‘Game Of Thrones’.

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It has been claimed that Neil will be swapping his successful career in the Bollywood genre for a “royal” part in the hit HBO show, when it returns to screens for its sixth season next year.

He is said to have been approached for the as-of-yet undisclosed role by action director Greg Powell, who he worked with on the family film ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ earlier this year.

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Neil tells the Mumbai Mirror: “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, who has also starred in films in the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fast and Furious’ franchises, has even suggested he’d be comfortable going nude for ‘Game Of Thrones’, as several of its stars have in the past, insisting: “I am not intimidated by it as an actor."

However, if Neil does crop up in the next series of ‘Game Of Thrones’, he’ll be far from the only new addition to the cast.

Richard E Grant and James Faulkner are both thought to have signed up for series six, while there’s still something of a question mark over one of the show’s key players.

Despite the fact that Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington - SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT THERE IS A SPOILER COMING NOW SPOILER APPROACHING SPOILLLLLLLLER - died in the final episode of series five, some fans still seem to be convinced the character could well be coming back when the show returns next year.

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