Paatal Lok’s Jaideep Ahlawat Is “Hungry For Extra”

Paatal Lok's Jaideep Ahlawat Is 'Hungry For More' - Comedy And Romance Next, Please

Jaideep Ahlawat in a nonetheless from Paatal Lok (courtesy primevideoin)


  • “The happiness is radiating,” stated Jaideep Ahlawat
  • “I hope this will get me seen in a brand new gentle,” he added
  • “I’m able to work laborious, do comedy, romance and motion,” stated the actor


“Unreal, wonderful and completely shocking,” is how Jaideep Ahlawat describes life submit his breakout present Paatal Lok. The actor hopes the Amazon Prime Video collection will open extra avenues for him to interrupt stereotypes with difficult roles.

Written and created by Sudip Sharma, Paatal Lok features Jaideep as a washed-out Inspector Hathiram Chaudhary who lands the case of a lifetime when 4 suspects are captured within the assassination try of a primary time journalist.

“Generally I get overwhelmed with the compliments, however the happiness is radiating. I hope this will get me seen in a brand new gentle. I hope many assume that I can even do susceptible components and never macho, antagonist components during which they’ve seen me,” Jaideep instructed PTI.

The actor stated a well-liked director instructed him that beneath all of the layers, Hathiram was basically a romantic man and questioned why somebody hadn’t seen Jaideep in romantic roles.

“I instructed him ‘please write, I will do it!’ I hope individuals see many new characters in me. I’m able to work laborious, do comedy, romance and motion. Simply give me that belief. I’m simply too hungry proper now.”

Jaideep first obtained observed in Anurag Kashyap”s 2012 crime-drama Gangs Of Wasseypur. Although he saved that includes in large movies, together with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees, Akshay Kumar’s Gabbar Is Again and Kamal Haasan-starrer Vishwaroopam, he got further acclaim only six years later with Raazi.

The actor stated he did not really feel slowed down that success of such magnitude “blessed” him solely just lately.

“They are saying, you aren’t getting something earlier than time and greater than destiny. I really consider that and have by no means felt the necessity to battle it out, to say ‘Why this did not occur earlier’. It is taking place now and I really feel good.”

“The work has reached far and vast. The idea you see now in individuals’s eyes is a reminder that what you had been working laborious in direction of has been completed. Now a brand new journey will start.”

The battle part, of doing roles and movies within the hope that it will be observed is one thing Jaideep stated each actor — from Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui to Pankaj Tripathi– has gone by.

“All of us undergo the part the place the work is sluggish and are not certain if what we’re doing could have returns sooner or later or if it will attain individuals in any respect. You may’t battle that. All my work, wherever it reached, to all of the necessary individuals who noticed, was all the time appreciated. Fortunately nobody stated I’ve executed an terrible job.”

It is Jaideep’s inherent will to win which finds a resonance even in his Paatal Lok character.

“Hathiram obtained a lot love as a result of it”s a narrative of each one that feels misplaced in some type of a system. Be it from any area, journalism, company, it is simply the uniform that is completely different. The sensation of being helpless stays the identical… The identical goes for the trade as effectively.”

“However you may’t be bitter about it. Change will occur solely once you turn into optimistic. Hathiram reached a stage the place he’ll die however give his all. Everybody sooner or later feels this and therefore individuals have been capable of relate with him a lot,” Jaideep added.

The 42-year-old actor stated the most effective half in regards to the impression of Paatal Lok has been that the viewers is now going again and discovering his previous work, together with his cameo in movies like Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar.

“It actually feels good. To see that even these works, which you felt had been good however maybe by no means reached them, are being observed. I had executed Rockstar whereas I used to be doing Wasseypur. I actually wished to work with Imtiaz. They had been in search of somebody from Haryana for that half and I used to be instructed that it is a blink-and-miss half.

“However I instructed him (Ali) that I will do something as a result of he”s such a tremendous director. I labored for three-four days and it is wonderful that individuals now are going ‘oh he was right here too!’ That is the journey of an actor,” he added.

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