Actor Abhishek Banerjee says he owes it to OTT as a platform for serving to him change his picture in showbiz. He was solely being provided comedian roles, and OTT reveals helped change that. “There is a nice word that people use, it’s ‘quirky’. I was only getting quirky roles. I was getting worried that why am I getting only quirky roles. I was bored of it. Thankfully Paatal Lok changed that. It taught people that I can do a lot more than comedy,” he informed IANS. Abhishek Banerjee: I’m Actor by Default, so I Can Be Casting Director by Default.
The actor says that he was capable of show her versatility due to OTT. “What OTT did was it gave me the audience’s eyes. It gave me stature. But what I feel is that OTT gave me that position of a well-rounded actor. Before that, I was doing only comic roles and I was tired of the kind of roles that I was offered all the time. “I used to be like, I’m not right here to do solely comedy. I can do lots of different characters and I’m ready. All my coaching is to show my versatility to filmmakers and the viewers,” he says. Paatal Lok’s Abhishek Banerjee Opens Up on Why It Took So Long to Get Noticed.
Abhishek says that while he was sure that Paatal Lok will do well, but he had not anticipated it becoming this popular. “I knew that I used to be a part of one thing particular whereas I used to be taking pictures for it. I simply knew it. I used to all the time say that additionally. I knew that this was not like what I had completed earlier than. My movie, ‘Stree’ was completely different as that was my first movie and I used to be scared about what to do. “In ‘Paatal Lok’, I had an understanding of what I was doing right or wrong. I was confident that it would do good but I didn’t know it would do so well. I didn’t understand the word ‘viral’ before it released,” he says.
He provides: “Before the trailer (launched), I was in a bad shape. I had finished my shoot and so many things were lined up, but suddenly everything stopped because of the lockdown. I realised that God had got me to the same position all over again. “I used to complain lots to the universe that why have you ever chosen me to be the sufferer. “The minute the trailer hit the OTT channels, everything changed and I realised that it was a gift from the universe and I was totally in gratitude. It completely changed my life.”
Speaking about his future plans, he says: “I want to pick up projects with moral values and responsibilities. I think it’s important for actors to do that. You need to have a voice that is important. I want to do projects which have something in the story.”
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