Sony LIV’s Undekhi released last year and received a great response for its interesting storyline. Actor Ankur Rathee who played an ensemble lead role (Daman) is back on sets for the shoot of Undekhi Season 2. The first season of the show was based on true incidents and depicted two opposing classes of society- the power-drunk influential people who think they can get away with anything and the oppressed, subjected to years of torture, who finally decide to fight for justice.
Armaan Khera is an Indian film, TV and theatre actor who has also worked as a voice artist and has recently recently featured on a hit single known as ‘No Time’ by Vylom. He made his acting career in Mumbai with his first role as ‘Vidhaan’ in Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘Everest’ which aired on Star Plus, globally. Most recently Armaan featured as Jassi in Bejoy Nambiar’s ‘Taish’ which is now streaming on Zee5.Continue reading “I’m Still Ready for More Work on Taish if Bejoy Sir Wants to Add Anything In…: Says Actor Armaan Khera”
Actor and Singer Armaan Khera whose latest outing, Taish is receiving rave reviews is on a career high. The actor not only has meaty role in ensemble cast film but also sung a track and written lyrics for it.Continue reading “If Bejoy Sir asks you to jump off a cliff, you jump and make it look sexy ‘: Says Actor Armaan Khera”
Actor Ankur Rathee who is currently geared up for his next big release, Taish excitedly recounts his experience shooting with Bejoy Nambiar. Rathee will be playing the role of a British Indian young man who discovers a secret about his fiancé amidst the chaos of their own wedding. Add to their precarious situation an emotionally tumultuous family and you get the revenge drama that is Taish.
Recalling how he bagged the role, Ankur said, “I got a call from Karan Mally and Nandini Shrikent, who recently cast me in Thappad. Bejoy liked my audition and asked to meet, but a few days prior I badly sprained my ankle playing basketball, ironically, with Jim Sarbh who had to carry me off the court! I remember limping my way into Bejoy’s office and awkwardly sitting with my crutches. He narrated the film and his enthusiasm was infectious. I felt transported.”
Ankur describes working with Bejoy Nambiar a dream come true. He said, “Bejoy gives a lot of creative liberty to his actors which is refreshing. It made us feel like it was just as much our story to tell as it was his. I remember there was one scene where Pulkit Samrat, Jim Sarbh, and I started improvising and building little moments that weren’t in the script. We just kept playing off of each other and Bejoy kept rolling. He would encourage that kind of experimentation, but also knew when to help us reel it back. His trust in us fed into our faith in him“.
Recently Ankur gave memorable performances in Thappad, Four More Shots Please, Undekhi, and Made in Heaven. The actor has worked with renowned directors like Bejoy Nambiar, Anubhav Sinha, and now Nagesh Kuknor on his next. Ankur said, “Whenever I’m mesmerized by a film I always tell myself ‘I want to work with this director’. You say that enough times and you end up with a wish list of filmmakers that have really pushed the boundaries of Indian cinema. I’m so grateful to God that as my career progresses, one by one I’m checking off directors from my wish list.”
The actor is currently busy shooting for Nagesh Kukunoor’s next and promoting Taish which is due to release on 29th October. Also in the pipeline is Rishi Deshpande’s much-awaited Marathi film, ‘Nirmal En Route’ which stars Ankur Rathee as the male lead actor.