Saif Ali Khan’s Sartaj Singh lost his thumb on season one and after that, every time the actor would shoot with Amruta Subhash for Sacred Games 2, he would tell her, “what a performance! Thumbs up…Without a thumb”.
On the other hand, Amruta is absolutely thrilled that her portrayal of RAW agent Kusum Devi Yadav aka KDY on the show has received love, acclaim, and ironically, several thumbs ups.
“The feedback has been great. People have started calling me Yadav Saab now. The way the character was shaped up in the writing is the reason why it worked. You might be a good actor but if you don’t have good content, you can’t do anything,” Amruta told PTI.
But here’s a trivia you don’t know about Subhash! She was also the one who played Ranveer Singh’s mother in Gully Boy. The scenes between Murad and his mother were so heartwarming and one of the reasons were Amruta’s screen presence.
The actor, 40, said content means the world to her and she will never compromise with it.
“I have said no to more work than accepted. Good content is my lover. I can’t have a relationship with bad content. In that sense, I have had fewer relationships.”
On the Netflix India original Sacred Games season two, Amruta, as the Kenya-based RAW agent, uses Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s gangster Gaitonde for the larger good of the country, until he snaps out and everything crashes.
Amruta’s portions feature in both, the past – directed by Anurag Kashsyap – and present, helmed by Neeraj Ghaywan, where her character undergoes a huge transformation from a young powerful agent to an aged powerless woman. The actor said shooting for sequences with Nawazuddin and Anurag was “like home coming” as she has worked with the duo in Raman Raghav 2.0, but filming for the older version of her character was challenging.