If you’ve seen Netflix’s horror omnibus Ghost Stories, you can’t help but notice the striking actor who plays the lead in the Karan Johar-directed segment.
Avinash Tiwary is no stranger to acclaim; his debut in the film Tu Hai Mera Sunday featured him as a very angry Muslim footballer. He was immediately noticed for his impassioned performance. In 2018, he also played the title role in Sajid Ali’s experimental romance Laila Majnu, which again made critics sit up and take note of Avinash’s wild unpredictable interpretation of the legendary lover’s passion.
Now, things have suddenly taken a turn for the better with Karan taking an interest in the young actor’s talent. “I was shooting for the Hindi adaptation of Ribhu Dasgupta’s The Girl On The Train in London when I received a message from Karan. In no time at all, I was shooting in Goa for Ghost Stories. I loved my role and I love my segment of Ghost Stories,” Avinash smiles.
According to reports from Dharma Productions, Karan will soon announce another major project with Avinash, but the actor is tightlipped about this development.
“Whatever the future holds for me, I won’t do inconsequential roles. I started my career playing the antagonist in the serial Yudh, but the protagonist was Mr Bachchan. In The Girl On The Train, the main protagonist is Parineeti Chopra. I play her husband, and if you’ve seen the original you’d know my character moves the story forward.”
2020 promises to be a turnaround year for Avinash. “The year has started with Ghost Stories which I enjoyed. I love how good Karan Johar makes his characters look,” he concludes.