Actor Jaideep Ahlawat makes his podcast debut with Audible’s Baby Doll which also stars Richa Chadha. Directed by Pravesh Bhardwaj, Ahlawat here plays Balwant Singh, a powerful man who goes one on one with Baby, who is on a mission to avenge the murder of her best friend.
Although the new medium has been exciting for the actor who has wowed us with standout roles in Paatal Lok, Raazi and Ajeeb Daastans among other things, she gave him unexpected challenges. “It was a completely different experience. The first day was difficult because the new format confused me a bit. I had trouble connecting things. With no visual stimuli and co-actors in business , it took time to understand this new format and what was expected of me. I had to create my own world while delivering dialogues, “recalls Ahlawat who had to take a few days off to master the new format.
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The new project took him back to the days of radio. “It took me back to the golden days of radio when we used to hear stories about Vividh Bharati. It also made me understand the audio tape of the films that were available at that time. I remember having listened to Sholey’s story on an audio tape.
With his mastery of the craft, Ahlawat transferred the script with all its nuances through his voice. Baby Doll has increased his appetite for new media and he is looking for more challenging roles. “I’m sure Audible will come up with something more exciting. I expect to have a more vulnerable character than Balwant Rana. Also, I’d like to do something poetic. says Ahlawat who is a fan of Ghalib, Mir Taki Mir and other poets.
Ahlawat’s next projects include The Broken News and Sujoy Ghosh’s film starring Kareena Kapoor.
Baby Doll is streaming on Audible