'People taken away from ticket-windows'
Film and TV actor Ashish Chowdhry feels that Netflix or Amazon have lately taken people away from ticket-windows or soap operas due to its quality work. And he is one of them who is atleast drifted away from films both as an actor and as a viewer due to it." They make such good TV shows the world over," he said, while in Chandigarh to promote his new upcoming show Dev along with his reel life wife and love interest, played by Puja Banerjee and Sumona Chakravarti, respectively.
"It is a fictionalized investigative thriller with 26-episode finite series. It is a mere coincidence that I was viewing 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'The Mentalist' when I was offered the titular role of a detective, Dev Burman. We have such good TV shows all over the world and I have been catching up even on Spanish shows, Pakistani and of course, many International series that I wondered when will we have great content on Indian television," asks the Double Dhamaal actor.
On being asked how this is different from the iconic ones; namely 'Sherlock Holmes', 'Byomkesh Bakshy' or 'Adrian Monk', Ashish affirmed and added, "It is very much different form those shows. Here my character is Recluse, curious but a deductive genius. My inquisitive mind pries itself into unsolved mysteries, analyzing situations and almost instantaneously decoding even the most vexing puzzles. The showcasing stories are inspired from true life events, this fictionalized investigative thriller plunges viewers into the world of Dev Burman – a mystery solver who is an enigma in himself. It is the past incidents in the life that made the character recluse."
He mentioned, "I was given this brief that everybody in the show hates him and he hates everybody. But at the same time, audience should find him adorable. He is eccentric and emotional, has lost his wife and people suspect him to have killed his wife, so he is also a wanted criminal."