Priyanshu Painyuli on working with Chris Hemsworth: Felt like I was meeting another friend


Since then, Abhishek and I connected very well. I read that Bhavesh is upset, but he is not going to say it despite shouting at Siku (Harshvardhan Kapoor). As a casting director, I met him when I was very new in Mumbai. But I am gonna keep learning and growing as a filmmaker. Fingers crossed, hopefully, the shoot will begin soon. I am actually emotionally very hurt. I like to tell stories. Do you plan to direct a feature film one day? Now I am more into percussions. So I prefer characters, which are changing the track in the sense, they are going to add something to the story. Just being part of that team was overwhelming. You just feel like you are meeting another friend. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd So for me, picking up languages is fun. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. The impact, the feel of the film, the way it was shot and made was for the big screen. When you speak in your comfort language, you can improvise if you forget your line. This was my first collaboration with RSVP and director Akarsh Khurana. But when you are hurt, you try to cover yourself with anger. In fact, Aamir Asif believes in a lot of life lessons which he kind of teaches Farhad, the young kid. Box office wise, we could have done so much better if people would have seen our film on the big screen. You feel people can trust you. We rehearsed it many times. If it is a part which the editor can edit tomorrow, I don’t think I am very useful. I would say yes. What’s your reaction? Here are excerpts from the interaction:
What made you pick a negative role in Extraction? And that’s also for me a way to just keep my craft going. Even now, I keep collecting instruments wherever I travel. It is not my preference. Also, the idea was to play a bad guy, not as a bad guy. This was the time when I was supposed to start shooting with Taapsee (Pannu). But thanks to my theatre background, I have done some 120 shows around the world in different languages. I should be important, even if I am coming for two scenes. And when you work with a big production house, they make sure that every moment, every minute, every money is spent very wisely. So I just believed in what I was doing. You think Bhavesh Joshi was one of the most underrated films? I try to be productive. But when it came on Netflix, people lauded it more and then it started trending. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Our DOP had won the Golden Globe. I just come for four scenes and what I do in the film affects everybody else. And, what are you doing in the lockdown? I played Shraddha’s (Kapoor) brother Rahul. You can do a wordplay, but here I didn’t know Bangla, and I have to stick to my words. I wanted my full five-piece drum kit but you can’t keep a drum at home and make noise. You are into filmmaking too. (Photo: Priyanshu Painyuli/Instagram)
Priyanshu Painyuli, who played the main antagonist Aamir Asif in Netflix film Extraction, is quite kicked about all the good reviews and fan love coming his way. How was that argument scene shot in Bhavesh Joshi Superhero? I am still excited. It was a late-night shoot. I think Taapsee is currently one of the finest, versatile actors we have in the industry. Quite tough! Even now a lot of youngsters call it a cult film. Written by Mimansa Shekhar
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Published: May 16, 2020 8:20:32 pm

Priyanshu Painyuli’s upcoming project is Rashmi Rocket alongside Taapsee Pannu. It’s human tendency. Abhishek runs a company called Casting Bay. (Photo: Priyanshu Painyuli/Instagram)
How tough was it to learn Bengali? Priyanshu Painyuli along with director Sam Hargrave on the sets of Extraction. Tell us more. Also, I get really energetic during night shoots. So I was all excited. I was working with the Russo brothers who have done Avengers. I used to play the congos and bongos in the school choir. You have said you are very passionate about music. But he is so grounded, so cool. He’s a very good friend. Also read: Rajeev Siddhartha: As an actor, you should never judge your characters
Are you excited about Rashmi Rocket? I don’t know how these guys make a feature film. Priyanshu Painyuli in a still from Bhavesh Joshi Superhero. So I got a little starstruck there that I am with a team who has done Matrix, Mad Max, Bohemian Rhapsody, Avengers and stuff. What has been your biggest learning from working on Extraction? During a recent Facebook LIVE from The Indian Express page, Priyanshu got candid about his first international project Extraction. Any fan moment you had on the sets of Extraction? Abhishek Banerjee said he is proud of giving you your first break and called you one actor to watch out for. I and Abhishek spoke for two days how we should go about just attempting the audition. So I think I was trying to do that. Do you prefer such characters? We had a great casting process. I like to make my own short films. People will see in my eyes if I was trying to remember my lines. So I had to be very thorough with understanding each word. Discipline is very much required in any profession. I think my fan moment was more about meeting the team. Despite that, it was the most challenging shoot. What I really look for in a script is my character should do something to the story. I am also learning music. So I picked up jambay and started playing that. He has been a great friend. With my hair, mustache and all, I was looking like an army guy. It was a great way to enter Bollywood. It’s so difficult to direct a film. He had called me for Rock On 2. You feel validated by doing something like this. I don’t think any bad guy in his head thinks he’s a bad guy. If you actually reduce my volume in that particular scene, if I don’t shout, I am actually crying while saying those lines. I just tried to get into the mood. Never had I thought I would speak Bengali. I have got some three to five percussion instruments and also flutes, harmonica. I’m a big fan of Thor and the Marvel films. My look had changed. I thought I am gonna have a fan moment meeting Chris (Hemsworth). I was doing my training every day to play an army guy. Its audition process was interesting. Also you can’t lie to a camera. Last year, my short film was at a Vienna short film festival. This was an opportunity which I would’ve taken even if it was any role because I wanted to be a part of such a big international film. In both Rock On 2 and Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, your track changed the direction of the story.