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Jaideep Ahlawat: "RAW agent in Raazi was the toughest character to play"

This article was first published in Cine Blitz by the same author.

Actor Jaideep Ahlawat who is best known for playing a cop Hathiram Chaudhary in Amazon Prime Video’s Paatal Lok is gearing up for the release of his next film An Action Hero. In the action film directed by Anirudh Iyer, Jaideep will be seen opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in a negative role. Ayushmann publicly said that he wanted Jaideep to play a parallel role in the film. Jaideep who plays a wrestler-turned-politician in An Action Hero recently chatted with Cine Blitz about the characters that he has played so far. The versatile actor admitted that the most challenging role he ever played was the RAW agent in Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi (2018) starring Alia Bhatt.

When asked about any character that he had a tough time getting into or getting out of, Jaideep said, “A character that is difficult to get into is difficult to get out of. My first such big experience was with Raazi. That character of a RAW agent spoke less. But he is the most experienced person in that whole situation. He is the most powerful too. But at the same time, he’s vulnerable too. Anything can happen to him or his agents at any time. He has a lot of control, but he can lose that control at any time too. So, preparing for that character was tough.”

The actor who is currently shooting for the second season of Paatal Lok also revealed how he discovered the world of spies and how scary it was. He said, “The world of spies is a scary world. It is so unpredictable. If you have an understanding of that world, then you’d understand the dialogue in the film even better. I was watching documentaries and reading about spies while preparing for that part. It’s a scary feeling. You can only imagine what must have happened to them or what could have happened to them.”

Jaideep has two films up for release soon titled ‘Three of Us’ and ‘Devotion’. After finishing the shoot for Paatal Lok season 2, the actor will begin shooting for the second season of The Broken News. An Action Hero backed by T-Series and Aanand L Rai will be released in theatres on 2nd December 2022.


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