Amit Sadh on Breathe 2: This is the first time I have given everything to a role


Kabir Sawant seems to have undergone a physical and mental change in season two. The trailer getting a good response is a relief as people related to the thrill. But in Breathe, I’ve done that. When you create something, you don’t do it for competition. Nobody has directed me better than him. This is the first time I’ve literally given everything to a role. The audience is more concerned about our character here. In the web space, there isn’t any discrimination even if you’ve done 100 films or one film. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Q. She has humbleness, etiquettes, confidence, talent, conduct. What are your memories working with her? I’ve become a fan of Nithya ma’am. What’s your reaction to it? I don’t want people to watch Breathe 2 just because it is there and they have time. I’d rather be underrated than overrated. The 12 hours which they’ll give it should be worth it. And that character is a creation of four other people. Season one was made on a small budget. I want to do more work with her. Q. Breathe is about characters who steal your heart. Is playing him a responsibility for you? Right now, our heartbeat is soaring. She is a delight. And a major share for this goes to Mayank Sharma. If you watch it today, you’ll find so many production mistakes. Q. Q. So if people say there’s change in me, that’s because of the writing. Amit Sadh is currently awaiting the premiere of Breathe: Into The Shadows on Amazon Prime Video. The canvas and actors are bigger this time. To be honest, I am very numb. Q. Even the writers have worked hard. The trailer of Breathe: Into The Shadows received a thumbs-up from the audience. We always look for happiness in our work and when you get a lot of it, it’s humbling. And now by the time season two is ready, there’s a lot of consumption and options. In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, Amit Sadh got candid about the changes his character has undergone in the psychological thriller, the digital medium and more. Now whether he’ll be able to do it or not, will be seen. In Breathe one, Madhavan did not work; it was his character Danny. I feel he has lifted his part by performing it well. There isn’t anything bad in her. Q. Q. In India, we believe so much in terms like ‘star’, we forget that it is the character which actually works, not the actor. Hence, there is no comparison. Now that several other actors are also doing it, do you think you took the decision at the right time? I haven’t worked so hard for any role before. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Do you think Breathe 2 releasing during the lockdown will give it an advantage? We all have a dark hole inside us which we never unleash. I’ve bared myself. Kabir received a lot of love in season one. He is a fabulous actor, so when a good actor gets a good character, he sinks in it. This time, we have Abhishek Bachchan. He is the same guy but in new circumstances, with a new dimension. You’ve been tagged as “underrated” several times. Kabir Sawant has to solve (the case) and protect. But because it had such a good story, everyone overlooked our mistakes. I call myself the engine. Do you think a cat and mouse chase has become a favourite theme in the web space? Right now, people can reject anything quickly because they have so many options. “For the past two years, I was working day and night, very quietly,” he said. I personally like watching psychological thrillers because you remain hooked. Of course, it’s a huge responsibility. What happens is, sometimes your role is shortened in the trailer or a film. Abhishek has a well-written character too with a lot of elements. One of the high points of season one was R Madhavan. When Breathe one came, nobody knew what a web series meant. You turned to web shows when they had just arrived in India. Even Nithya Menen is making her digital debut. The actor, who also has Yaara, Avrodh and Shakuntala Devi in his kitty, says his back-to-back projects are a culmination of months of constant hard work. Now, I want Breathe 2 to receive a 9+ rating on IMDb, nothing less (laughs). They don’t do any scheming in marketing which happens in films. If every actor was good, every movie would be working. Written by Mimansa Shekhar
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Updated: July 9, 2020 12:22:06 pm

Amit Sadh starrer Breathe: Into The Shadows begins streaming on Amazon Prime Video from July 10. How has your character graph progressed? I don’t go to the sets, do my scenes and come back. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. I think this genre works on OTT. We’ve tried to maintain that standard of story in season two too, now that we got a better budget. How has it been sharing screen space with both the actors? You are hunting a kidnapper in Breathe 2. Amit reprises his role of senior inspector Kabir Sawant in Breathe: Into The Shadows, which also marks the digital debut of Abhishek Bachchan and Nithya Menen. For season two, I thought how would Kabir Sawant be before he became an alcoholic in season one, before his daughter died of his own revolver. Instead, it’s an encouragement to bring something bigger, better and impactful. Q. Here are excerpts from the conversation:
Q. I can say you will be amazed watching him this time. I like to get involved in the creative process, and I feel humbled that I’m given the liberty to decide how I’d like to play my character. Similarly, it was Kabir Sawant who worked, because at that time Amit Sadh was giving flops. Kabir is the only connecting thread between both the seasons. Are expectations running high from the show now? And if it’s coming from people, it means they want to see me more. That fairness in OTT is commendable, and I’m grateful for that. And right now, you will see me a lot more! We haven’t taken season one’s success for granted.