Jitendra Kumar rose to fame with his stint in Kota factory. The actor who also recently made his Bollywood debut with Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, will be next seen in TVF-Amazon Prime’s web series, Panchayat. Continuing his legacy of portraying some out of the box characters, here’s all you need to know about his upcoming project.
We got into an exclusive conversation with Jitendra Kumar and asked him all about Panchayat. The actor gave us a sneak peek to his show as well his character as, “It is a story of varied characters. There are a lot of people from the village and there’s a guy called Abhishek who comes from an urban area to this village. It’s about the struggles he deals with, post he finds a job at the Panchayat. It’s different from the usual perspective of a village. We might think there will be people, sitting and chatting, discussing superstitions. Nothing like that happens as Panchayat is a proper office, which works regularly similar to an office in the urban sector. The story deals with all of it, like a Nagarpalika in a Town or a Vidhan sabha in a state. It’s not like sitting below a tree and working. It’s about getting rid of all those usual perceptions and if you watch it, you’ll witness a different side of today’s villages. We have narrated it all with a lot of fun and humour. You’ll have a fun ride of laughter with every sequence. It is a very light-hearted show. We have seen shows like Gangs Of Wasseypur and it is opposite to that. We’ve portrayed the simplistic side.”
Asked about whether it is a conscious story to pick projects that are a reflection of the society, the Kota Factory fame actor answered, “It is not a conscious effort. I wish to do different kinds of films and projects if I like the character and feel that people will find it interesting. Definitely, script is something that I would want to be unique, but people find a common man in me. So, I don’t mind even if I have to play a common man character as long as the story is good and the people around are fun to work with.”
Panchayat, a TVF & Amazon Prime venture will witness its release on 3rd April 2020.