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Avinash Tiwary On Playing An IB Officer In ‘Kaala’: This Is One Of My Most Spontaneous Performances With A Different Experience

Avinash Tiwary is playing IB officer Ritwik Mukherjee in Bejoy Nambiar’s ‘Kaala’. The show is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar from September 15.

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Actor Avinash Tiwary is currently on a roll. The ‘Laila Majnu’ fame actor is all set to prove his versatility yet again as he will be seen in a never-seen-before avatar in Bejoy Nambiar’s crime drama ‘Kaala’. Recently, the trailer was launched where Avinash as IB officer Ritwik Mukherjee is seen chasing a big case of reverse hawala. Ahead of the release of the show, Avinash spoke at length about his character, his preparations and the process.

Asked if he feels the burden of playing such an intense character, Avinash told Outlook India, ‘‘As far as Kaala is concerned, the burden was on Bejoy Nambiar. I remember him sending me the story and I was extremely excited about it and wanted to delve deep into understanding how this happens and how the IB functions and all of that. He asked me to read the script and said he had all the research ready and asked me to listen to what he had to say. For me as far as the understanding of it that had to be done that came from my director.’’

He added, ‘‘As far as my character’s deep internal journey that’s something we explored through the show. This has been a very different experience for me because I would like to believe this is one of my most spontaneous performances if I can put it out there because I was almost ready with Bejoy to say, ‘Hey, Avinash jump’ and I would jump and find my way while I jump into it.’’

“This is one of the performances where preparations in the conventional sense didn’t really happen for me. It was a different kind of experience and I think personally also for me as an actor I believe if I have my own process, then I am going to keep repeating it and hence I tend to follow my director’s process and how they want to take this character along. I think my character Ritwik Mukherjee everything that he goes through in the show, Bejoy Nambiar and Avinash Tiwary go through it while shooting it. So, it has been that kind of performance for me,” Tiwary said further.

‘Kaala’ is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar from September 15. It also stars Taher Shabbir, Rohan Vinod Mehra, Nivetha Pethuraj, Jitin Gulati, Elisha Mayor and Hiten Tejwani among others.

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