Didn’t want to do disservice to world of kabaddi: Abhishek Bachchan on Sons of the Soil


It captures the entire world beautifully,” he added. Bachchan called Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers as an “immersive and no-holds-barred” documentary. They’ve not felt any stone unturned, there’s no filter attached to it. Bachchan said he was relieved that even the makers of the show didn’t want to present a “sugar-coat” reality to the viewers.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
“I was concerned about them portraying the Kabaddi world in a negative manner. “They were clear they wanted to show it as it is and not sugar-coat anything. (Photo: Abhishek Bachchan/Instagram)Actor Abhishek Bachchan says he was initially concerned that the Amazon Prime Video sports documentary Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, about his Kabaddi team as it might portray the sport in a “negative manner”. “The approach was emotional. Produced by BBC Studios India and directed by two-time BAFTA Scotland winner Alex Gale, the series follows the journey of Jaipur Pink Panthers in the seventh season of the Pro Kabaddi League. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. It isn’t a cold-bared documentation of a match. “It has a fly-on-the-wall treatment, where they follow the team throughout the season, when the team members go back to their villages. That was a wonderful decision because it helps you emotionally invest more in the characters. Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers started streaming from Friday. The 44-year-old actor said it was during the filming of his digital debut, Breathe: Into the Shadows, that he had several interactions with the Amazon team over the possibility of making a documentary on the team. The actor soon realised that after the initial awareness, the players eventually forgot of the existence of cameras. By: PTI | Mumbai |

December 5, 2020 4:14:26 pm

Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers started streaming from Friday. I said, ‘Look, please don’t do disservice to the sport or to the world and family of kabaddi.’ The makers were also particular, that they’re not interested in doing a superficial piece. The series aims to provide a locker-room view of the team, including interactions with Panthers’ owner Bachchan. It’s an honest portrayal and capturing of what all happens in a team.”
The Ludo actor said the show closely follows the team members in how they deal with victory and pick themselves up after a defeat. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. One of the fears which Bachchan had before starting the series was if the players would be comfortable enough to be themselves with a camera crew following them around. The team seamlessly integrated with them (the crew) and were as natural as possible,” he added. You then see real emotions come out. “I realised after a couple of days, with somebody being around you for 24 hours, you forget that there are cameras around. Also read | Abhishek Bachchan: Sons Of The Soil is an honest look at Jaipur Pink Panthers’ journey
When the executives from the streaming platform witnessed one of the matches in a stadium, they could sense the high energy of the sport and decided to go ahead with the project. You see their flaws, their tempers,” Bachchan told PTI.