It has been a year since the world saw Abhishek Banerjee deliver a stellar performance in the crime-thriller series, Paatal Lok. Having acted in comic roles prior to this project, Abhishek showed fans how versatile he can be when playing roles in another genre. Abhishek Banerjee has now shared his experience from the days of Paatal Lok.
Abhishek Banerjee shares his experience from Paatal Lok
About his Paatal Lok days, Abhishek shares, “Sudip sir went to see Stree in the theater one day and he called me the next day saying that he wanted me to try out the role of Hathoda Tyagi! ! “He saw a cynicism in my eyes,” he said. It was a shock, I didn’t expect it, I looked at myself in the mirror looking for the whims in myself. Initially I didn’t find the role exciting, Tyagi didn’t have much dialogues, even less screen time as compared to other characters! I wasn’t too happy to try out the audition and as well as being the casting director, I didn’t want to get into an embarrassing situation where I had to hear about my own rejection from the team.”
He further added, “However, both Karnesh sir and Sudeep sir were convinced that I could do a good job of this character. He didn’t like the other options I had given him for the role of Hathoda! Finally after a long internal duel I mustered up the courage and auditioned! I gave it my 100% but was still nervous when I finally sent him the test. Next morning Karnesh sir called, I picked it up in panic and then I was told that he really liked my audition and I have been selected for the role! Oh, is that so! It was a nice relief. But it was just the beginning of a difficult but beautiful journey.”
His show Paatal Lok was well received as it received strong critical acclaim. Abhishek has also received a lot of appreciation for his portrayal of Hammer Tyagi. His role in the series really helped him break free from the comedy personality he is known for. She is now on the list of every director who wants her to be a part of their project.
His recently released anthology film, Aazhi Dastan, was again a very successful outing for Abhishek as he was again the subject of praise for his perfect portrayal of the character. With every new project, he continues to showcase his art and prove his mettle as he comes up with new and varied roles every time.
Now they have 5 projects which are already in development stage. The Awaaz Dastaan actor will soon be seen in Rashmi Rocket, Bhideya, Aankh Micholi, Dostana 2 and Helmet.