#GoodBye2020: Amol Parashar on shooting amid the pandemic: There was a sense of bizarreness around the new ways of working – Times of India


Amol Parashar, who made his Bollywood debut with Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year’ has carved a niche for himself and is a popular face on the OTT platform now.
The 34-year-old actor recently left everyone stunned with his acting skills in Alankrita Shrivastava’s film which even featured Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar and Vikrant Massey in pivotal roles.

With 2020 coming to an end, we got in touch with Amol, who talked about his heartwarming experience of returning on the sets post the lockdown and even shared his excitement about his upcoming film as the lead.

Excerpts from the conversation..

Describe 2020 in one sentence

So much happened this year in terms of highs and lows. It’s been a mixed bag of surprising events and feelings.

How different has this year been for you?

As I said, a lot of unexpected things happened, and I found myself feeling and doing things that I wouldn’t have otherwise imagined myself feeling or doing.

Favourite OTT show of 2020

It has to be Ramy.

Talent you acquired in 2020

Since I got a lot of time all by myself during the lockdown this year, I learnt how to play the guitar.

Holiday destination you missed in 2020

My work usually makes me travel a lot. So I kind of enjoyed staying home for a few months. So I didn’t really miss any particular destination.

Any regrets of 2020


Resolutions/Goals for 2021

There’s no resolution that I would want to have for 2021. I will try to retain some personal learnings from 2020 and build on them further.

How was your experience on returning to the sets post the lockdown?

It was heartwarming to return to shooting. There was a mild sense of nostalgia at the familiar sights and sounds, but also a sense of bizarreness around the new ways of working around the pandemic. A lot has changed when you’re on the set, but there’s nothing like being on the set again.

One film you are looking forward to in 2021

I’m really excited about my own first film as a lead. I cannot talk about it right now, but it’s an exciting one.

What’s next for you?

The one film mentioned above that will be announced soon. And a couple of other projects that are still being discussed.


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