Kumain Nanjiani is a Hollywood actor, comedian, podcaster, and screenwriter. He is making his Marvel debut in Eternals. He is playing the role of eternal Kingo, who can project cosmic energy projectiles from his hands. With great power, he is also a popular Bollywood star on earth who mingles with humans.
Considering the role of the director, Chloe Zhao demanded Kumain Nanjiani for a Bollywood dance sequence, to which the actor responded in refusal and expressed his inconvenience in performing a Bollywood dance to which the director responded that the act was a Bollywood action scene. But as soon as the team reached London, Chloe Zhao mentioned that it was a dance sequence only. Kumail Nanjiani was unsure about it, and the director pushed him out of his comfort zone.
The choreographer Nileeka Bose worked with Kumail Nanjiani because the Bollywood dance was out of his comfort zone. As per Kumail Nanjiani, the Bollywood dance number was the hardest thing for him. Before marvel debut, the actor was nominated for co-writing the 2017 film ‘The Big Sick’ and also worked in the HBO comedy series ‘ Silicon Valley’ (2014-2019)
Talking about his upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film – Eternals in it, there is the race of aliens living on earth for more than seven thousand years. They become one team to fight against their evil counterparts, the deviants, to protect humanity.
For Kumail Nanjiani, it was significant to show complete trust in the director Chloe Zhao and the Marvel boss Kevin Feign for perfecting the character and the mannerism. He picked up minute things as well, like how to use the hands to shoot the Deviants. There is both excitement and fear, but trusting the director’s vision helps greatly focus on the project.
As per Kumail Nanjiani, there were many things that he did not understand but always knew to trust the director. Chloe Zhao also won an award for direction- her maiden Academy Award for ‘Nomadland.’
The other cast of Eternals includes Don Lee, Salma Hayek, Lauren Ridloff, Lia McHugh, Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie, Barry Keoghan, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, and Brian Tyree Henry.
The film will get released in various languages – Tamil, Hindi, English, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and it will hit the theatres in India on November 5.