One of the actors who stood out in 2020 is Abhishek Banerjee who played Hatoda Tyagi in Pataal Lok and a migrant worker in Unpaused. The actor who was seen in Stree and Bala reunites with his Bala director Amar Kaushik.
Speaking about this, the actor spoke to the daily saying, ‘I knew Amar bhai when he was an associate director, and I, a casting associate. We met on the sets of No One Killed Jessica (2011). The actor further adds, ‘He always saw the actor in me. In fact, he would always ask me, ‘Tu yeh role kyun nahin kar leta?’ I used to tell him that I will act when the time is right. Then, he offered me a scene in Go Goa Gone (2013), promising me Rs 5000 for an hour’s work. I did the cameo only because I trusted him. Eventually, when I saw Aaba (Kaushik’s first short film), I realised that Amar bhai is a supremely talented director.’
The actor reveals that he chased Kaushik when the latter began mounting his first feature film. ‘I chased him till I got the role of Jaana in Stree. The day I watched the movie on screen, I confessed to him that I am willing to be even a prop in his films,’ laughs the actor, who has Rashmi Rocket, Aankh Micholi and Helmet in the pipeline.
Bhediya stars Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon. Varun Dhawan was shooting for Jug Jugg Jeeyo with Kiara Advani recently. The actor will finish this film and then start Bhediya which is supposed to be a satire on horror films. Varun has worked with both Kiara Advani and Kriti Sanon in Kalank.