People using ‘yeh bhi theek hai’ as 2020 motto was amazing: Priyanshu Painyuli


From enjoying a criminal offense lord in hit Netflix movie Extraction to the wildly well-liked Robin in Amazon Prime Video’s Mirzapur 2, Priyanshu Painyuli had fairly an thrilling 2020. The actor, who lately obtained hitched to long-time girlfriend Vandana Joshi, says, “I’m ending the year on a good note.”

In this unique chat with, Priyanshu talks about receiving fulsome reward and love from the viewers in 2020, life with spouse Vandana, his upcoming initiatives and extra.

Excerpts from the dialog:

How was 2020 for you?

The 12 months has been very totally different, each personally and professionally. It was a 12 months of combined feelings. There had been releases after which there was a pandemic which made you marvel what the longer term has in retailer. However, individuals have largely survived it and have taken it in a great way. The 12 months was extra of a roller-coaster trip for me.

You performed characters which had been poles aside in Extraction and Mirzapur 2. Your ideas.

One of the largest takeaways from the 12 months was being a part of two large releases on two OTT platforms. And each characters so drastically totally different that when individuals noticed Robin (in Mirzapur 2), they requested if he was the identical man who performed Amir Asif (in Extraction). Both these initiatives had been shot final 12 months. I knew they had been attention-grabbing roles which can allow me to showcase my versatility as an actor. The better part was that viewers recognise me extra for the characters I performed.

I bear in mind after Bhavesh Joshi, I was approached for activist-type roles. I believe not one of the actors immediately need to be stereotyped. I was fortunate to be a part of a Hollywood challenge (Extraction) this early in my profession. Post Extraction, I obtained congratulatory messages from Spanish and Brazilian individuals. I believe they actually took me as Pablo Escobar of Dhaka (laughs). Before getting into the large world of Mirzapur, I was an enormous fan. Now, I’m seeing the craziness round it personally. Before this, all my initiatives obtained crucial acclaim. However, I didn’t anticipate this sort of reputation.

Priyanshu Painyuli in Mirzapur Season 2. (Photo: Screengrab/Amazon Prime Video)

How did you react to the curiosity round Robin and his mom?

People using ‘yeh bhi theek hai’ as the motto of 2020 was superb. I by no means thought it’ll change into such successful with followers. A vibrant character like Robin wasn’t anticipated at the hours of darkness world of Mirzapur. And, I liked how he introduced his ‘mummy’ angle into every thing. The secret about Robin’s mummy might be unveiled in Season 3, hopefully.

I too am very excited to know the place Robin goes from right here. The writers are nonetheless fleshing out Mirzapur 3. Hopefully. we’ll begin taking pictures subsequent 12 months in order that we will carry it to the viewers on the earliest.

“Yeh bhi theek hai” was your improvisation. Tell us extra.

Robin is a well-written character, however I felt he wanted a catchphrase as a result of he’s additionally mysterious. Many years in the past, I went river rafting with my pals. There was an uncle who sorted our tenting. He used to say this phrase with a pause, which was very attention-grabbing. I mentioned let’s strive using it for one scene. It labored, and I believed it will be even higher if the phrases had been spoken in numerous feelings.

You additionally began work on Rashmi Rocket, through which you play an Army man. How was it returning to the units?

It was scary at first, however after we noticed the lengths to which the makers had gone to place us in a bubble, we felt effective. I’ll be seen sporting totally different sorts of uniforms. That’s additionally very particular as a result of I believe I’m wanting like my dad when he was an officer within the 1970s. Here, I’m extra of an athlete and an Army man, however after all, we’re exhibiting the unit and every thing. I’m very excited the way it has turned out.

priyanshu painyuli wedding photos vandana joshi Priyanshu Painyuli and Vandana Joshi dated for seven years earlier than tying the knot lately. (Photo: Priyanshu Painyuli/Instagram)

What change did 2020 usher in you?

Not simply me, a variety of us realised a variety of issues. We discovered to worth our households, relationships and our personal selves much more. The sudden break which coronavirus gave was a reset button. Now, you have got a recent perspective on life and a clearer method.

You tied the knot with Vandana lately. Do you see your life altering now?

Not actually as each of us have been collectively for therefore a few years. We had our roka a number of years again. We had already deliberate a 2020 marriage ceremony. It simply stored shifting, however each us and our households wished to take this step. So, we thought we should always simply do it. Definitely, our private {and professional} lives must be extra balanced now.

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Tell me extra about how the 2 of you met and who proposed first?

I proposed. We met in 2013 as actors for Taj Express by Vaibhavi Merchant. It was a Bollywood Broadway type of a present directed by Shruti Merchant. We did some 120 exhibits the world over. We grew to become pals and have been collectively ever since. We each love travelling, and we need to do extra of that.

How does 2021 appear to be on the work entrance? What can followers count on from you?

I simply hope to develop as an actor. I’ve some good releases in 2021. I’ll be taking pictures for these initiatives over the following six months. I get extra requires attention-grabbing initiatives. I’d positively need to act extra, journey extra and spend extra time with Vandana.


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