Priyanshu Painyuli

Ben­galuru boy Priyanshu Painyuli, the real Bhavesh Joshi has rightly been hailed by many be­cause of his heart­felt and sin­cere per­for­mance. The ac­tor has made a mark with Bhavesh Joshi Su­per­hero this year. Here’s more about him..

Stardust (English) - - STARRY DAZZLE - Words RU­JUTA THETE

From Delhi to Ban­ga­lore to Mum­bai, what drew you to­wards this city? I was born in Delhi but I grew up in Ban­ga­lore. From school to work, I was in Ban­ga­lore and then I shifted to Mum­bai be­cause of its vi­brant en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try of theatre and films. There’s reg­u­lar and vi­brant work hap­pen­ing in Mum­bai city un­like Ban­ga­lore. I could only do few English plays here and there. Of course, I used to per­form in Ban­ga­lore, Chen­nai and Hy­der­abad. But I al­ways had it in mind that one day I have to shift to Mum­bai and start work­ing here. And if you want to fo­cus on get­ting films then you’ve to shift to the cities. So that was my main idea. I did my learn­ing of theatre and my film stud­ies back in Ban­ga­lore and then moved to this city in 2010. You started with theatre when you came to Mum­bai, what drew you to­wards the film in­dus­try? My first play in Mum­bai was Mahua, which was directed by Ra­jit Kapoor. Then I did lots of plays with Ak­var­i­ous pro­duc­tions. But the film in­dus­try was al­ways in my mind. The process of film­ing and putting up sto­ries on screens was very in­trigu­ing and in­ter­est­ing to me. Theatre and film were a to­tally dif­fer­ent plat­form and a ball game of how you pre­pare for each. But in films, I have learned the tech­ni­cal side of film mak­ing and I do make my own short films when­ever I have time. I keep help­ing peo­ple with script work and di­rec­tion work. Now I’m look­ing for­ward to do more films. How was your ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing in BhaveshJoshi Su­per­hero? You have got great re­views, how does it feel? Work­ing in Bhavesh Joshi Su­per­hero was one of the best ex­pe­ri­ence I have ever had and I learnt a lot from the di­rec­tor, Vikra­ma­ditya Mot­wane and I’m also a big fan of his movies. I’ve re­ceived great re­views and feed­back from a lot of peo­ple from the in­dus­try so I’m just hop­ing that more good scripts come my way. I was quite con­fi­dent of my work but I didn’t know that such an over­whelm­ing re­sponse would come from the re­view­ers and crit­ics. The au­di­ence con­nected with my char­ac­ter of Bhavesh Joshi. Peo­ple have mes­saged me say­ing they cried when I died and they re­ally wanted to see more of me. So I think I struck the right chord with them emo­tion­ally and I feel great that my ap­proach to­wards act­ing is go­ing right. How was it work­ing with your co-star turned friend, Harsh­vard­han Kapoor? Work­ing with Harsh was re­ally easy and he’s a very chilled out guy. When we three boys; me, Harsh and Ashish started the process, it did not take time to break the ice be­tween us, maybe be­ing of the same age. We were also liv­ing to­gether be­fore the film started. So Harsh and I bonded re­ally well and be­came good friends. We chill to­gether, party to­gether and also go for movies to­gether, that re­ally helped to trans­late our chem­istry on the screen as well. Are there any fu­ture projects you are cur­rently work­ing on? There’s a se­ries which I’m do­ing now, it will be on Face­book. That’s a new chan­nel that Face­book is go­ing to launch called Face­book Watch. It’s go­ing to be the first fic­tion show for Face­book. There’s a very in­ter­est­ing web se­ries which I’ve shot for them. It’s shot in Shil­long. It’s sim­i­lar to the film Be­fore Sun­rise Be­fore Sun­set. It will be launched this year. I’m also work­ing in a film with Raja Menon, he is pro­duc­ing it and Uday Singh is direct­ing it. The film is about Ban­ga­lore and since I come from Ban­ga­lore, the film re­ally in­ter­ested me and it has a great script as well.

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