Jaideep Ahlawat is wanting for selection after receiving a lot of affection for his character of Hathiram Chaudhary in “Pataal Lok” as he believes it’s not good for an actor to be caught with the recognition of only one character in his life. Ahlawat stated he’s having fun with each little bit of consideration that enjoying Hathiram has dropped at him in his 12-year-long profession however his final purpose it to be counted among the many actors who’ve stored their craft alive.
“You have to grow as an actor and give something new to the audience. They should feel the craft is in new hands. We have few actors who have kept the craft of acting alive and I want to be one of them,” Ahlawat advised PTI in an interview.
Known for his critically-acclaimed roles in “Gangs of Wasseypur”, “Vishwaroopam”, “Raazi” and “Lust Stories”, Ahlawat stated the Amazon Prime Video present has modified the best way folks understand him.
Ahlawat, who was born into a Jat household in Haryana’s Rohtak district, has skilled from the distinguished Film And Television Institute of India (FTII).
He initially began with bit roles in Akshay Kumar’s “Khatta Meetha” and Ajay Devgn’s “Aakrosh” however was first seen for his function in Anurag Kashyap’s revenge drama “Gangs of Wasseypur” in 2012.
That success led to roles in massive movies like Shah Rukh Khan‘s “Raees”, Akshay Kumar’s “Gabbar is Back” and Kamal Haasan-starrer “Vishwaroopam” but it surely was function of RAW officer Khalid Mir in Meghna Gulzar’s 2018 movie “Raazi” that introduced him true recognition and meaty roles in “Lust Stories” and “Bard of Blood”.
“Paatal Lok” this year established him as one of the most talented artistes in the industry.
Ahlawat is happy that he has played characters that are still fresh in people’s mind. “I used to be Shahid Khan in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, Khalid Mir in ‘Raazi’ and Hathiram Chaudhary in ‘Pataal Lok’. These characters might be remembered by folks however to be identified lifelong by a similar title isn’t a good factor for an actor.
“Before ‘Pataal Lok’, I used to be often called an actor who does good work however with this present, it’s like ‘I’m there’ and I can play any function,” Ahlawat said, adding that he hoped more filmmakers and writers have faith in him.
Asked what may have clicked with Hathiram, Ahlawat said people connected to the emotions of a washed out cop.
Not every character brings the instant recognition that his role in “Pataal Lok” or “Raazi” brought but Ahlawat, who has been getting several acting offers, wants to be careful in what he does next.
The 42-year-old actor, who most recently appeared in Maqbool Khan’s “Khaali Peeli”, said for him the joy lies in playing varied characters.
“When an actor retains getting similar sort of characters then it turns into boring for him. ‘Pataal Lok’ is without doubt one of the most interesting work that I received and I’m glad I may do it. But every part can’t be ‘Pataal Lok’. Every actor tries to do one thing new and difficult, even I do,” he said.
Ahlawat, who grew up on the cinema of 80s and 90s. said Amrish Puri was his all-time favourite villain of Bollywood.
“I simply hope folks like this character, whether or not it turns into iconic or not is within the fingers of the viewers. I hope I’ve carried out good work that individuals prefer it and bear in mind the title of Yusuf Cheekna in ‘Khaali Peeli’,” the actor, who has played negative parts in “Aakrosh”, “Khatta Meetha”, “Commando”, “Vishwaroopam” and “Raees”, stated.