Abhishek Banerjee, who gained significant fame after playing the infamous Hathoda Tyagi in the web series 'Pataal Lok', says that he will not be overwhelmed by the success and will continue to remain careful while selecting his work.
Banerjee, whose most celebrated work includes blockbusters like 'Dream Girl', 'Bala' and 'Stree', said he was offered lot of scripts after gaining recognition until Amazon Prime's 'Unpaused' was offered to him.
“When something good happens, people want to work with you. But I am taking it slow," Banerjee said on a zoom interview.
The actor, who has given life to both small and big roles in movies like 'No one killed Jessica', 'Go Goa Gone' and 'Rang De Basanti', said his professional journey makes him believe in 'hope', which is also the central theme of 'Unpaused'.
"When a show like ‘Pataal Lok’ gives you success it gives you hope, which is the essence of 'Unpaused', like if you work hard, you are dedicated, you will find a way. Earlier we were also concerned whether the industry will accept us or not as actors and now that has happened. This gives a hope to lot of newcomers, who are getting inspired and motivated to be in industry," he said.
"Unpaused" is the compilation of five short stories, exploring the themes of new beginnings, search for hope and reflection on life which premiered on Amazon PrimeVideo on Friday.
The short movies have been directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, Nikkhil Advani, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Avinash Arun Dhaware and Nitya Mehra.
"We all felt bad for migrant workers (during lockdown). We sympathise with them. As an actor, you get to live and experience what may be a migrant worker would feel in lockdown or someone who is on the road. For me, it was very important to feel it right." The actor wanted to understand the pain of migrant workers, he spoke to those who had a rough time during the lockdown and was surprised by the positivity shown by the workers.
"The carpenter I spoke to was happy but it is not necessary all of them will have similar experiences. But when I speak to this one guy, who has hope that helped me give hope to my film and tell my character, ‘you will live on, don’t worry’," he added.