Remember Shahid Khan in Gangs Of Wasseypur. Check out why he is winning hearts right now?
How many of you remember this Salim from Vishwaroopam. Yeah, his role was very prominent in there and we all remember him for his performance. The Name is Jaideep Ahlawat and he was part of Anurag Kashyap's Gangs Of Wasseypur which released back in 2012. Even after great performances in films like GOW, Vishwaroopam and Raazi, Ahlawat struggled to bag good roles and accolades which he truly deserved. Today, what all the above films couldn't do for Jaideep, Paatal Lok has done it.
On this eve, where everyone is in love with his character in Paatal Lok. Let's look back at his Award-winning performances. Though Ahlawat has done a handful of roles, GOW was a turning point in his career. He played the role of Shahid Khan, who was Manoj Bajpayee's father in the film. Post GOW, he was part of many important films - A terror named AK-74 in Commando, a terrorist Salim in Vishwaroopam and a Mumbai Gangster in Raees. In Raazi, he played the role of RAW agent. He did a positive character this time in Raazi, everyone sat up and took notice of him. From a situation where we haven't noticed him in several films like Lust Stories, Bard of Blood and Baaghi 3 to now with Paatal Lok the audience wanted to see more of him on the screen.
Jaideep Ahlawat, born in the family of teachers in Kharkhara village of Rohtak, Ahlawat was involved in theatre at quite a young age. However, Acting wasn't his first passion, He saw his future in the Indian Army. After too many failures in SSC Board Exams, he came to Mumbai and struggled for two years and bagged two films - Ajay Devgn starrer Aakrosh and Akshay Kumar starrer Khatta Meetha.
In Paatal Lok, many of his dialogues delivered to perfection have won him a separate fan base. With every episode of the show, his character gets fierce, and he aces it to perfection. At a point of time during your binge-watch, you yourself will completely get into his small world and you would start thinking like him.
It was the roles which he played in the past was stopping him to conquer a fan base for him. Now as Inspector Hathiram Chaudhary not only his audiences, even his contemporaries have fallen for him. We at LetsOTT, wish to see more of him on the big screen in substantial roles.