Aniruddh. Yes,you have heard it right. Meet Aniruddh Roy, the young actor with IT professional background who showcased his enormous acting talent in Ekta Kapoor’s Alt Balaji produced web series venture ‘Crime and Confessions’ in a central role with four different stories set in different time spans being directed by Sachin Kamlakar Khot.
The web series which just got released is getting lot of good reviews for the young and handsome actor Aniruddh for his sheer acting skills.
He also featured in an episodic lead role in &TV’s hit television series Mauka e Vardat, directed by Abhishek Pathak and hosted by actor Mona J Singh
“I’m extremely elated receiving warm response from viewers which was beyond my expectations honestly,” said Aniruddh adding, “It really feels good when the audience and critics appreciate your role. It’s just the beginning and I am looking forward to more exciting and challenging projects and scaling new heights.”
Crime & Confessions is “a gripping period drama about a marriage of convenience that is mounted on deep dark secrets.” The movie “delves into the desperate lives of the fading royalty turning to politics to resurrect their lost glory.”
“I’m just taking baby steps. Being a theatre actor and IT professional in Bangalore, I shifted to Mumbai and the city has been really kind to me, as I started my journey during lockdown, did few critical acclaimed short films for few OTT players, commercials, web series with Flipkart videos (Sikhya entertainment), episodic TV series with And TV Mauka e Vardaat and now this beautiful webseries with Alt Balaji..,” said Aniruddh gratefully adding, “I made very good friends and also mentors (I have grown up watching their films and shows), truly grateful and thankful who have supported me so far.”
Aniruddh got such a powerful role in Crime and Confessions in the webseries! How’s the josh?
“I believe in destiny and got locked for my role 2 days prior to my webseries shoots.
I had auditioned for the role when i was shooting for a film in Bangalore and it was a dream to work with Sachin Sir and Mona ma’am. They took care of every actor so well! Everything was meticulously planned and aesthetically shot. We wrapped up on-schedule,” told Aniruddh.
“It was also a dream to work with Alt Balaji and I’m extremely grateful to Baljit Singh Chaddha Sir.
What was Aniruddh’s first reaction when he got the offer from a very well-known production house Alt Balaji?
“Well, I didn’t believe initially, as I used to audition for webseries and feature films for major OTT platforms.
When I got locked for Alt Balaji..I took a moment to actually gauge if I heard the news correctly,” said Aniruddh with a smile.
Among his future projects, Aniruddh said that discussions are on for Amazon Prime webseries, and one multilingual feature film with Aha OTT platform et al, shoots to commence on October first week tentatively
So, how does Aniruddh see himself in Bollywood where competition among newcomers is very tough?
“It’s very important to identify your strength and weakness and position yourself accordingly, it is important to think little different and uniquely and keep working on your craft and believe in your talent,” said Aniruddh as a matter of fact.
Aniruddh has his Bollywood idols in Irrfan Khan, Manoj Bajpayee and Nawazuddin Siddique.
It’s just the beginning for the amazingly talented Aniruddh. Future belongs to those who take realistic risks in life. And Aniruddh is one such actor ready to take the path less traveled and come out a winner. Touchwood!
——–Nirmal Mishra Mumbai