Resuscitating real life characters on screen with power & precision
The drug peddler in Vikram Bhatt’s “Spotlight 2” features as an impertinent sports instructor in T-Series and Amol Gupte’s “Saina” and turns rapist in Neerraj Pathak’s “Inspector Avinash”
Mumbai, Maharashtra (India): All actors play characters, of course, but only some are called “character actors.” Character actors specialize in playing eccentric roles in every movie. Mukesh Agrohari is one such actor who played a pivotal part in his every outing. In most of the films he is the doyen when it comes to bringing real life to reel life with power and precision. He may not be conventionally handsome, nor be a truly household name, but the audiences increasingly seek him out, in parts large and small in different projects.
Mukesh Agrohari plays a baddie and the rapist ‘Babban’ in writer-director Neerraj Pathak (of Sunny Deol starrer “Bhaiaji Superhit” fame) upcoming web series “Inspector Avinash”. Randeep Hooda makes his web-series debut as a super cop who has to unravel many outward incidents. It is produced by Krishan Choudhary with Neerraj Pathak in association with Jio Studios.
Agrohari was seen as an impertinent sports teacher in his last film “Saina” featuring Parineeti Chopra which was produced by T-Series and directed by his Godfather Amol Gupte sahab. The film was screened in the cinemas this March before the heavily hit second wave of pandemic induced lockdown.
Earlier, he featured as a drug peddler in producer-writer Vikram Bhatt’s web series “Spotlight 2” – the first web musical in India streamed on Viu and Voot starring Karan Grover and directed by Sidhaant Sachdev (known for the first horror famed series “Gehriyaan”).
With the cinema halls re-opening from October 22 in Maharashtra and on its road to recovery many films are looking up to drop gently into theatres every Friday. Similarly, the OTT platforms that were mushrooming and blessed with the downing of the shutters of cinema halls are also in the rat-race armed with new content driven series.
The Ghaziabad based-actor has numerous films and web-series in the pipeline of releases which include many biggies. “Yes”, says Mukesh Agrohari. He further adds, “I am proud to be associated with big banners and good roles. There is Yash Raj Films’ period film “Samshera” directed by Karan Malhotra, featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Vani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. Next on the slate is Sabbir Khan’s “Nikamma” with Sony Pictures as a dreaded gangster, starring Shilpa Shetty (coming on the screen after a gap of 14-years) with Abhimanyu Dassani (son of actress Bhagyashree). Mukesh has an interesting role in Mahesh Bhatt’s upcoming film “Cash”. Director Ashutosh Warang’s “Borivali Ka Bruce Lee” will see the comeback of actress Ayesha Takia. There is a National Award winning film “72 Hooray” where I have an interesting role. A web series, “Inspector Avinash” will see me in a dynamic role of Babban which will be streamed on Amazon Prime. There is one more titled as “Krishna” which is directed by choreographer Feroz Khan. The diligent and earnest personality thought of taking acting as his profession during his college days. He got associated with Mask theatre group from Mandi House, New Delhi is happy the way his acting career is shaping up. “With the blessings of my guru Dinesh Ahlawat, I have acted in more than 41-films and web series in various supporting roles in my career-span of 15-odd-years since date. After making my major debut in “Aamir” directed by Rajkumar Gupta, I had good and remarkable roles in films like “Red Alert” directed by Anant Mahadevan; “Aa Dekhe Zara” by Jahangir Surti; “Mumbai Mirror” by Ankush Bhatt; “Aashiqui 2 by Mohit Suri; “Ram Leela by Sanjay Leela Bhansali; “Satya 2” by Ram Gopal Varma; “Mardaani 2” by Gopi Puthran, “Mumbai Hotel” amongst many others,” recalls Mukesh Agrohari.
One more historical-romantic web series with a notable and veteran actor will soon mount the sets soon.”