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Panchayat 2 director reveals his favourite ‘character journey’ in Jitendra Kumar-led series

The Amazon Prime Video series also stars Neena Gupta and Raghubir Yadav in pivotal roles.

  • Shilpa S

Last Updated: 10.51 AM, May 30, 2022

Panchayat 2 director reveals his favourite ‘character journey’ in Jitendra Kumar-led series

The latest season of Panchayat seems to have been embraced among viewers just like it’s previous season. The fan-favourite show, starring Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta and Raghubir Yadav, was directed by Deepak Kumar Mishra. The director recently opened up about which character’s journey held a special place in his heart.

In a conversation with The Indian Express, Mishra talked about how he liked the journey of Faisal Malik, who essays the role of Prahlad Pandey. Mishra revealed that when Malik joined the show’s first season, he had asked if he will be given only 1-2 lines, as he was more familiar with producing than acting. The director said that he and writer Chandan Kumar have ‘trusted’ Malik, after seeing the latter performing somewhere else.

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Talking about how Malik has grown over the show’s two seasons, Mishra said that he realised that there has always been a ‘professional actor’ inside him, and they were able to bring it out.

The director also revealed how the show came into being, when writer Roy had approached him with the concept of a story in which a city boy relocates to a rural area. Mishra also recalled his own childhood days when he used to go live with his grandparents in villages during vacations. Excited by the concept, Mishra and Roy started working on it together. The process of conceptualising was also gradual, Mishra revealed, and it took them about eight months to get the project up and running.

Panchayat 2, created by The Viral Fever Videos, is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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