Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says he is proud of Abhishek Banerjee's journey from Rang De Basanti to Paatal Lok

Abhishek Banerjee plays the ruthless killer and sociopath Hathoda Tyagi in Amazon Prime Video's Paatal Lok.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: May 27, 2020 12:22 IST
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says he is proud of Abhishek Banerjee's journey from Rang De Basanti to Paatal Lok

Paatal Lok has taken over the internet by storm. The show is already considered one of the best Indian shows to have come out in 2020. Paatal Lok stars Abhishek Banerjee and Jaideep Ahlawat among others in various pivotal roles. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has now shared his praise for Banerjee and his role in the crime thriller show. Kashyap finished watching Paatal Lok only recently and he cannot stop singing praises for the show.

Anurag Kashyap is particularly in awe of Abhishek Banerjee. The filmmaker highlighted the time Banerjee appeared for a brief scene in the 2006 hit film Rang De Basanti. Banerjee's role was short but memorable and funny. Anurag Kashyap retweeted a fan's tweet and wrote, “This was in 2006. He grew up to become Hathoda Tyagi in 2020. No one could have guessed which station this train would halt at in 14 years.” Abhishek plays the sociopath Vishal Tyagi aka Hathoda Tyagi in Amazon Prime Video’s hit new show, Paatal Lok. Fans quickly connected to the actor's fantastic and groundbreaking performance that can send shivers down anyone's spine.
Abhishek Banerjee himself recently told the media that his female friends have refused to watch him in Paatal Lok. He added saying, “I think that it is the ultimate compliment because the show has turned out as scary as we wanted to make it."
Sudip Sharma, the creative mind behind Paatal Lok said he found it difficult to imagine the character of Vishal Tyagi for the show. He said, “I come from a protected family so it is hard for me to understand what makes someone a brutal killer. But I realised that this character was an achiever and he was thwarted. He was living the life of a champion but his father was not because of the feudal system that still exists in India. This rejection from the system and society broke him."