Amit Sial says 'Inside Edge' was his breakout role
He has played diverse roles in his 15 year-long career but actor Amit Sial considers the cricket-based web series Inside Edge as his breakout performance. The Kanpur-born actor, who shot to fame with the 2010 movie Love Sex Aur Dhokha, has also featured in movies and shows such as Phas Gaya Re Obama, Raid, Sonchiriya, Hostages, Mirzapur, and Jamtara - Sabka Number Ayega.
The show was a game-changer for me: Amit
Amit played the character of Devender Mishra, an off-spinner, in the Amazon Prime Video show Inside Edge, which he considers a "game-changer" for him. "It was a game-changer for me professionally, without any doubt. I will always be grateful to the team. After that, the rest is history. It worked well for me," the actor told PTI in an interview.
'Later shows gave a lot of depth to my acting'
"It was a life restart button for me. I am grateful people liked my work. I am glad audiences could identify (with my character)," he said. "Soulfully, a lot of other stuff that I did after that, like Raid and Titli, gave a lot of depth to my acting. That is also special to me," he added.
'OTT platforms are a boon for actors and their careers'
"Whatever other work I am doing is because of the past," the actor further said. Amit credits the advent of OTT (over-the-top) platforms for giving a boost to actors and their careers. He believes censorship issues in cinema led many directors to experiment with content on OTT, which resulted in "actors like me getting interesting work."
Don't want to get stereotyped: Amit
He also does not want to do roles that are repetitive and inconsequential to the story. "In our country, actors tend to get stereotyped quickly. It is my responsibility to break free from it and inform other people that I can do other things also," he said. Amit features in the upcoming web series Maharani, where he plays a civil engineer who enters politics.
'Maharani' will stream on SonyLIV from May 28
Maharani is a political drama series that is set in Bihar of the 90s. It is created by Subhash Kapoor and directed by Karan Sharma. The series, also featuring Huma Qureshi, Sohum Shah, Kani Kusruti, and Vineet Kumar, will stream from May 28 on SonyLIV.