Actor Ayush Shrivastava who is known for his projects like Abhay 2 and Kalank, ALT Balaji’s LSD- Love, Scandal and Doctor, Ishq Subhan Allah and currently seen as Khusro in Sony SAB’s show Alibaba – Dastaan-E-Kabul is seen as one of the protagonist in Debutant director Siddharth Chauhan’s feature film Amar Colony which won award for best feature film at the International Film Festival of Kerala.
Recently, it has also won the special jury prize at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the makers said Sunday. Starring Nimisha Nair, Sangeeta Agrawal and Usha Chauhan, the Shimla-set “Amar Colony” revolves around three women going through their mundane lives, representing the human condition, in a chawl.
Talking about his role Ayush shares, “Mohit is Devki’s son, one of the three families of the Amar Colony. My character is one of the central characters in the film who lives with his handicapped mother. So, I am playing one of the leading roles in the movie alongside Nimisha Nair, Sangeeta Agrawal, Usha Chauhan, Sreejit Vijay, Deepak Sharma “.
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Expressing his joy on the film receiving awards he says, “So proud and honoured as film has received BEST DEBUT FEATURE 2022 IN international film festival of Kerala (IFFK) and Special jury award in Tallinn Film Festival Europe (Poff). It’s like a dream come true and always a blessing for an actor to be a part of such amazing cinema and wonderful actors and film makers.”
Speaking about the film he says,”Movie is about lifes of 3 families living in a dilapidated building. A one-and-a-half hour film, Amar Colony is story of three neighbours living in a mysterious chawl. Emancipation is the central theme of Amar Colony, which explores feelings like love, regret, emptiness and fight for fulfilling the desires through the characters and their intertwined lives in this film.”
Speaking about how he prepped for the role he says, “All of the film is shot in Shimla, so before starting the shoot; our director Siddharth Chauhan called us a week prior so that we can get naturally into the life and essence of the characters. For character building, I mostly relied on my intuitions because Mohit my character is a idle young boy who is laid back and have certain complexes. A little I surrendered myself to beautiful city of Shimla and nature which helped me bring the character to life.”