I just want to be a part of good stories: Actor Abhishek Chauhan

I’m currently focused on improving myself as an actor with every project that I work on. My idea is to try as many varied characters as possible, says budding actor Abhishek Chauhan

Actor Abhishek Chauhan
Actor Abhishek Chauhan

Sonia Bera

Actor Abhishek Chauhan who was seen in much applauded crime thriller series Undekhi on SonyLiv and TVF series Cubicles is currently being appreciated for his role in film Bahut Hua Sammaan which is streaming on Hotstar directed Ashish R Shukla. It also stars Raghav Juyal, Sanjay Mishra, Ram Kapoor and Nidhi Singh.

Tell us about your role. How did you prepare for it?

Preparation was a fun process as I didn’t have enough time on my hands. I Went to Banaras for about 4-5 days stayed there and went around the campus a lot to interact with the students of BHU especially with the mechanical engineering students. Raghav and I both were shooting for something at that point of time so our readings and workshops would happen at late night hours post our shoot at Raghav’s.  The director Ashish Shukla and the writers Avinash and Vijay bhai were always there to help me get closer to my character.

Tell us about the film ‘Bahut Hua Sammaan’.

This film is very close to my heart not only because it’s my first but because of how it has been made. The team was in a perfect sync and the entire process and journey of the making of this project was very enriching for me. Ashish sir is a fantastic director. The very idea of how he wanted to present his film and this story had my heart. The sessions with the writers of the film Avinash and Vijay bhai were so vivid and colourful that we could see the characters and the situations pop out of the script in 3D. My takeaways from this project have been huge and I’m grateful for having been given such an opportunity.

How was your working experience with Raghav , Sanjay Mishra,  Ram Kapoor, Nidhi?

They’re all very talented actors and have been working in the industry for a respectable amount of time. Sanjay sir is a legend. The fact that I got to Co-create with him and be in that world is one thing off my check list. He’s a Multi-genre book in himself. Being with him is like a learning process 24x7.   Raghav also hails from Dehradun so a sweet brotherly bond developed quickly. He’s very hardworking and sincere. I loved being in scenes with him and Sanjay sir because there was always some sense of play. Nidhi Singh is a wonderful human being and a fantastic co-actor to have. Always fun. Ram sir has a very different way of working. I found him to be very efficient on set. He knew all his camera angles and everything so for someone like me I was quite inspired by that. His hold on his craft is evident on screen.

Any memories or anecdote from the set?

The best part of the entire schedule in Banaras was the stay. Sanjay sir, Raghav and I we were all staying in an ashram on the banks of Ganga. That being together for 20 days and the masti are some of my most cherished memories. I remember having withdrawal symptoms when back in Mumbai.

What kind of roles you are looking forward in future?

Well I’m currently focused on improving myself as an actor with every project that I work on. My idea is to try as many varied characters as possible. I don’t want to find myself saying I’ve done something like this before, at least as of now. That for me keeps the learning going. I love the feeling of being vulnerable and I like challenges. So for now I just want to be a part of good stories and push myself to become a better actor with every passing day.

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