Actor Aasif Khan, who marked his acting debut on a big screen with Raj Kumar Gupta’s India’s Most Wanted last year, is receiving a lot of appreciation for his portrayal of a journalist named Anas Ahmad in Jamtara- Sabka Number Ayega streaming on Netflix.
Talking about how he bagged the show, Aasif says, “The casting directors of the show Vikas Pal and Vibhu Gupta spoke to me initially and asked me to audition for it. I didn’t have any idea about journalism but then I read and prepared myself for it. I gave around 3 auditions post which I met the director. However, after getting finalised, I couldn’t attend the workshops since I was shooting some other projects but I could able to pull the character off as I knew the dialect.”
“I developed a very strong bond with all my co-actors since we were all fall in same age bracket. No one ever made me feel that I am not a part of their gang and interestingly, we became such good friends during the shoot. Anshuman, who is plays Rocky in the show is my closest friend amongst the entire cast,” he reveals on working with the stellar team of actors.
“Shooting for Jamtara has been an entirely different experience. My director Anshuman gave me so much liberty on the sets to perform. We shot in Wai, where the internet doesn’t reach so we spent good amount of time with each other.
I read a lot of Hindi literature and heard several reporters round the globe for the show as well,” he adds.
Jamtara – Sabka Number Aayega is helmed by Soumendra Padhi and produced by Netflix. It features Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Aksha Pardasany, Sparsh Shrivastav, Monika Panwar, Anshuman Pushkar and Aasif Khan in the pivotal roles.