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Did you know Netflix's Squid Game actor Geoffrey Giuliano has an Indian connection? Details inside

In addition to Delhi-born Anupam Tripathi, who portrays 'Ali' in the programme, there is another person with a tie to India: Geoffrey Giuliano is a 'VIP' actor. Read to know more:

Netflix Squid Game actor Geoffrey Giuliano got stranded in India during COVID lockdown Details inside gcw
New Delhi, First Published Oct 26, 2021, 7:39 PM IST
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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you've probably seen memes of a tiny robotic girl, teal tracksuits, and 'Ali deserved better' alluding to Netflix's new Korean-language programme, Squid Game. Squid Game has surpassed Bridgerton as the most-watched original on the streaming site. Squid Game is a South Korean television series in which 456 individuals drowning in debt are approached by a mystery salesperson who offers them a chance to play a game with a winning reward of 45.6 billion South Korean Won. The programme cast includes Lee Jung-Jae, Park Hae-soo, Jung Ho-Yeon, O Yeong-Su, Anupam Tripathi, and Gong Yoo Wi Ha-Joon, among others. But, in addition to Delhi-born Anupam Tripathi, who portrays 'Ali' in the programme, there is another person with a tie to India: Geoffrey Giuliano is a 'VIP' actor.

As the game nears its conclusion, a party of VIPs arrives on the island, their identities hidden under metallic animal masks. Giuliano portrays one such savage VIP who observes the violent games with glee, revelling in the brutal deaths. As it was subsequently discovered, these VIPs are the richest 1% of the population who are bored with earthly joys and luxuries. They now approach the games as if they were sports, and they enjoy it by betting on the players in the game.

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On the other hand, Giuliano receives the most excellent attention and screentime among VIPs and manages to strike a particularly repulsive chord with the audience for presenting a mysterious character from start to finish.

But did you know that the 68-year-old is also an American novelist and radio personality in addition to being an actor? Giuliano has written extensively about music, particularly the works of the Beatles, including unique biographies for each of the members.

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Giuliano was stuck in India during the Covid-19 epidemic. According to a May 2020 story, Giuliano was in India and had taken "while he was seeing physicians, he took his kid to the Taj Mahal". Originally from New York, the actor had a liposuction consultation and wanted to have some dental work done to help his acting profession. In an interview with a renowned portal, Giuliano confessed that he is now living like a beggar, relying on the generosity of a hostel and food supplied by others.  It went on to say that Giuliano and his kid were stranded in India after Indian officials locked down the airports and the country's borders on May 18.

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