Amit Sadh underwent a physical transformation for his role of Major Videep Singh in Avrodh. Speaking about how he prepped for the role, he said, “Samar Khan is a very dear friend of mine. At that point, I was shooting for Super 30. I had lost a lot of weight for that role. So, when he offered me this character, Khan said, ‘I want you to do this role. I have told everyone that nobody can do it better than you. But right now, you look like a journalist.’ I said I do look like a journalist, but I will do it (Avrodh). That is how the journey started. My trainer Rakeysh Udiyar helped me to become the character. He is one of the best.”
He added, “Also, when you love something, everything is an opportunity. For me, acting is that. I want to become different people on screen. But the difficult part is, which I hope our makers eventually understand, that they don’t give you time, which becomes unhealthy at times. However, as Johnny Depp said, ‘I drew this card.’”
Apart from Amit Sadh, the other actor who looks intriguing in Avrodh is Neeraj Kabi, last seen in Amazon Prime Video’s hit series Paatal Lok. Here he will be seen in the role of the National Security Advisor (NSA). He is a trigger-happy bureaucrat who believes the government cannot justify the surgical strike without killing Abu Hafeez. Having served RAW after a career as a journalist, Kabi’s Shailesh Malviya understands the world of security and its image from within.
The web series has been written by Harmanjit Singha, Sudeep Nigam, Abhishek Chaterjee and Aadhar Khurana. It is produced for Applause Entertainment by Irada Entertainment.
Avrodh is the third original web series on SonyLIV after the streaming app got revamped. Earlier, its web series Your Honor, a remake of an Israeli original, and Undekhi got a positive response from the viewers.