Actor Abhishek Banerjee says he bought a chance to discover the romantic aspect of his persona within the upcoming Netflix anthology Ankahi Kahaniya, wherein he performs a salesman named Pradeep who finds a companion in a model.
Ankahi Kahaniya, directed by filmmakers Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Abhishek Chaubey, and Saket Chaudhary, traces three completely different unheard and untold tales of affection.
The 36-year-old actor, greatest recognized for his performances within the horror comedy function Stree and Amazon Prime Video internet sequence Paatal Lok, mentioned he was thrilled when the provide to play the lead in a movie that revolves across the theme of affection got here his means.
“I wanted to tap that side of romance. I also knew that, it’s going to be very difficult because probably from whatever training I’ve got and whatever kind of work I have done in my theatre days and later the kind of movies I was doing, I was nowhere close to playing a romantic hero,” the actor informed PTI in a zoom interview.
Banerjee, who options in Iyer Tiwari’s section, mentioned the anthology is his try and keep away from being pigeonholed by producers.
“I knew that is fairly one thing out of the consolation zone. (I believed) that is going to be very attention-grabbing as a result of most likely now, persons are making an attempt to set me in a specific picture or making an attempt to set me in a stereotype, despite the fact that I’ve carried out various roles.
“So this gave me the opportunity to probably break that. That was what my aim,” the actor, nicely beloved for his comedian timing in movies like Stree, Bala, and Dream Girl, mentioned.
Banerjee mentioned what additionally excited him in regards to the movie was the exploration of the concept of romance in a brand new means.
“I knew that is the chance the place you possibly can truly try to really feel a special sort of romance. And it may be one thing, which isn’t borrowed from the movies which we see.
“Whatever we are in our real life, we have an influence of a particular romantic structure in our mind, which is given to us by the society or whatever we see. But to not be that and be brutally honest with your romance is what I wanted to attain as that is what the film is all about.”
The actor, who can be a casting director, mentioned he trusted the imaginative and prescient of director Iyer Tiwary who requested him to not deal with the model like an object.
“No coaching can truly put together you for one thing like this, the place you’re not going to get any response or emotions. But on this case, what she informed me is don’t contact her like an object as a result of it’s straightforward to select her up identical to an object.
“But rather pick, touch and feel her like a woman, like, how probably you do with your lover and how respectfully you do it. Her not being human, gave me more freedom and transparency in my emotions towards her because I knew there’s not going to be any judgment,” he added.
Growing up, the Kharagpur-born actor mentioned he felt a reference to movies like Shekhar Kapur’s movie Masoom and Gulzar’s Ijaazat that went past the cliched thought of affection.
“For me, even Masoom becomes a love story. So the idea of love for me always holds more importance than a boy-girl romance. I used to connect with all such movies.”
Ankahi Kahaniya, produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Ashi Dua Sara, will launch on September 17.