Producer and director of Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar (SAPF), Dibakar Banerjee, reckons Jaideep Ahlawat to be an absolute revelation in Bollywood.
He considers the talented Raazi actor to be one of the most versatile ones to have burst onto the scene in recent times.
Jaideep plays the role of a corrupt, dark, evil cop in SAPF that is releasing this Friday. Dibakar says,
“I remember fighting a very, very tough fight with my producing partner on some film. I was absolutely adamant on casting Jaideep in that role because it was completely villainous. It was completely against anything that Jaideep was or had done till that time and I had done that because I know Jaideep as an actor and I think we will be committing a big mistake if we sort of confined Jaideep to dark and underground and those kind of character types that you can think of.”
“I think Jaideep is one of the most versatile and deepest actors who has come onto the scene these days. When I wanted to cast Tyagi (Jaideep’s role in SAPF), I did not want to cast a villain. I don’t see Jaideep Ahlawat as a villain or as a negative person or as a tough character. I don’t see that at all, I just see that he is a bloody good actor. Anybody who has seen Lust Stories can see him in a completely different role.