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Ashish Bisht drew inspiration from real life for his performance in 'Shab'

Ashish Bisht, who debuted in National Award winning director Onir’s film Shab, which was out last week, has made the debutant win many accolades for his honest performance. He is said to have a natural rawness works well for his character and that might be because the character he plays in real life if very close to his real self.

In real life, Ashish dwells from a middle class family in Delhi and has had humble beginnings. He used to be an executive at mall activations before coming to Mumbai and trying his luck at modelling and acting. His film ‘Shab’ deals with the complexities of relationships in the urban life and Ashish playing the character of Azfar, a small-town boy who moves to the big city of Delhi to kick-start his modelling career.

Just like in the film, Bisht comes from a non-glam background to create his own mark in the entertainment industry. It was said in one of the reviews that Ashish has an air of innocence about his presence that adds to the credibility of his character and makes his efforts shine through. Talking about playing a character that is so close to his real self, Ashish said, "The fact that the role I played in the film was so relatable certainly helped me to experience what the character was feeling. Many of the nuances were also picked up from my cousins who hail from villages in Uttarakhand and have never been to big cities. I am ever so thankful to Onir to choose me to play the role of Afzar."

After very well emoting his dilemma, desperation and his helplessness and getting in to the skin of his character in the film ‘Shab’, the talented actor is all set to give yet another stellar performance in Onir’s next film titled ‘Veda’.


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