I never thought that Ali Abbas Zafar cast me for a serious character- Sunil Grover on bagging a role in Amazon Original Series Tandav

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Mumbai, 11 Jan 2021: Versatile actor Sunil Grover, often known for playing comic roles and characters, is all set to surprise the audiences in an all new on-screen avatar in the much-awaited Amazon Original Series Tandav. Fans are eagerly awaiting the actor’s return on screen and create magic with his stupendous performance. Recently, Sunil revealed his first reaction upon hearing about Tandav and how he bagged this character which contradicts his jovial personality.


“In Tandav, I will not be seen wearing a saree and making people laugh”, exclaimed Sunil and continued, “Upon hearing about the show at first, I was expecting the age-old political saga, void of any difference or newness. But when I read the script for the very first time, I was proved wrong. Tandav, with its extremely gripping plotline, had me so hooked, I couldn’t stop reading it until I was done reading the entire script. The show’s multi-layered characters fascinated me.”


He further revealed, “I feel somewhere I was stuck in a monotonous cycle wherein I’d only get a part of a certain caliber to play. I was hardly considered for roles that went beyond being funny and comic. I never thought Ali Abbas Zafar would ever cast me for such a serious and intense character. I was surprised when Ali told me that I was his first choice for Gurpal’s character, and he had full faith in me to do justice with the character.”


Adding further about experience portraying this rather serious character, the popular actor received guidance from the director. Sunil revealed, I’ve been used to comic roles and bits, Ali taught me how this character would be played differently. I thoroughly enjoyed this new experience in the entire process of bringing an interesting flavor to the table.”


Produced by Himanshu Kishan Mehra and Ali Abbas Zafar, the 9-episode political drama features a strong ensemble cast including Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea Kumud Mishra, Gauahar Khan, Amyra Dastur, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Kritika Kamra, Sarah Jane Dias, Sandhya Mridul, Annup Sonii, Hitten Ttejwani, Paresh Pahuja and Shonali Nagrani among others.