Sushil Pandey, best known for his roles in ‘Phas Gaye Re Obama’ and ‘Jolly LLB 1 and 2,’ is currently seen alongside Ayushmann Khurrana in Anubhav Sinha’s directorial ‘Anek,’ in which he plays an undercover agent. After ‘Article 15,’ the actor opens up about his part and reuniting with Ayushmann Khurrana and Anubhav Sinha.
Talking about his role, he says: “I’m essaying a character named Sampat who is an undercover agent with Joshua (Ayushmann’s character in the film). Sampat is genetically from Bihar and the longest-serving agent in the North East for the government of India. He is the one who understands the reality of locals, their sufferings, life, needs, etc. Sampat’s nature underlines emotions rather than his hard-core duty, trying to balance his duty along with humanity. And finally, when the time arrives to decide between his job and friendship or job and humanity, he chooses humanity and serves in the best manner.”
He also shared his experience reuniting with Anubhav Sinha. He adds: “For me working with him is like flying in my dream world. I feel blessed and thankful to be a part of his good stories. He is an institution in himself, not only for cinema but his worldview, wisdom, poetry, literature and his sociopolitical understanding are amazing. Anubhav sir was very particular about everyone’s looks. He wanted me to look vulnerable and common at the same time. So he actually decided on my spiked hair, costumes, and specially goatee for my character.”
Speaking about working with Ayushmann he shares: “It’s my second film with Ayushmann. While shooting ‘Article 15’ in Lucknow, we gelled in just 15 minutes. He is a dear friend, a beautiful human being and an amazing co-actor to work with. While shooting for ‘Anek’, we had a great time together. We enjoyed local food, played cricket with unit members, and went to jungle safaris almost every day off our shoot in Kaziranga.”