Rajshri Deshpande plays Subhadra, wife of a gangster Ganesh Gaitonde working with Nawazuddin Siddiqi in the Netflix series, ‘Sacred Games’. She says she hasn’t yet watched it. The first season, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, has been praised for its adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s Novel. She made her debut in Reema Kagti’s thriller “Talaash”, in 2012. After a couple of television stints, she grabbed attention for her role in Pan Nalin’s “Angry Indian Goddesses”. She got her breakthrough in “Sexy Durga”, Shashidhar’s Malayalam-language movie, and she theorizes that the movie grabbed the attention of the casting director of Sacred Games, Mukesh Chhabra, and his assistant Mandar Gosavi.
This show attributes many scenes of nudity, and one of the actors who courageously shed clothes and coyness is Deshpande. “It is everywhere on the net and that’s so bad. I’m constantly complaining to Instagram and Facebook to take it down”, said the actress, who is currently shooting in Rai Bareilly. Trolls are giving a falsified message about the series. Deshpande said, “I’m not surprised though – when I did Sexy Durga, people would ask me if it was a porn film. I’d be like, at least do some research, read what the film is about. People, who haven’t watched Sacred Games and have just seen that scene will have the a wrong picture. But that’s technology for you – it’s brilliant that it has transformed our lives but horrible that it is also used as a weapon.” She added that she got some practice dealing with trolls after Sexy Durga that ran into trouble with Indian censors. The movie was eventually renamed as S Durga. “When Mukesh Chhabra called me for the audition, I was quite scared. As an actor, one goes through so many auditions and so many rejections too. Most of the time, one is not thin or fat enough, does not have cheek bones that are high enough or a stomach that is flat enough.” She revealed.
She has another actress release in 2018, Nandita Das’s Sadat Hasan Manto biopic. In Manto, she plays the Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai, who was one of Manto’s friends in Mumbai. She said that she is a fan of Chughtai’s writings and takes that it’s a bliss to be able to play the role.