Jaideep Ahlawat says he goes through self-doubt almost every day and that every actor faces such a situation at least once a day.
“That is the beauty of it because you come out of it every day, too. In any art field, it’s always there. Be it with an actor or anyone. They come in self-doubt once in a day,” says Jaideep.
Jaideep Ahlawat’s latest outing is the digitally released anthology “Ajeeb Daastaans”. He stars in the short feature “Majnu” along with Fatima Sana Shaikh. It is directed by Shashank Khaitan.
In the story, Jaideep Ahlawat plays Babloo, a heartland strongman in a loveless marriage with the daughter of a political bigwig and who, it eventually emerges, is gay.
Others starring in the anthology include names such as Aditi Rao Hydari, Konkona Sen, Abhishek Bannerjee, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Manav Kaul and Shefali Shah among many others.
Meanwhile, Jaideep Ahlawat feels there is not much talk about sex, gender, class and patriarchy in our society, which is why there is much to explore in these subjects fictionally.
All of the above subjects find a fascinating mix in Jaideep’s new project — the short feature “Majnu”, which is a part of the OTT anthology “Ajeeb Daastaans”. In the story, he plays Babloo, a heartland strongman in a loveless marriage with the daughter of a political bigwig and who, it eventually emerges, is gay.