- "I think that it is the ultimate compliment," said Abhishek
- "The show has turned out as scary as we wanted to make it," he said
- "I could learn so much from playing Vishal Tyagi," he said
Abhishek Banerjee aka Paatal Lok's Hathoda Tyagi has garnered a huge fan base after his performance in Amazon Prime's new web-series. However, his family refuses to watch the show. Yes, you read that right. Abhishek, who played the role of a serial killer named Vishal Tyagi in the web-series, in a recent interview with Hindustan Times revealed that the "women in his life" - his wife and his mother, refuse to watch the show. He said, "I think that it is the ultimate compliment because the show has turned out as scary as we wanted to make it." The actor said that he never thought that he would get an opportunity to play such an intense character at such an early stage in his life and added, "I never thought I would get to play such a high-octane character so early in life. I could also learn so much from playing a character like Vishal Tyagi."
Pataal Lok, produced by Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh's production house Clean Slate Films, showcases the story of an investigative officer (Hathiram), who is on the lookout for four criminals behind a failed assassination attempt of a well-known journalist Sanjeev Mehra. The show comprising nine episodes, is streaming on Amazon Prime. The show also stars Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Gul Panag, Swastika Mukherjee and Ishwak Singh.
Paatal Lok opened to stellar reviews. In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee gave the show 4 stars out of 5 and wrote: "Paatal Lok is its own beast. It plunges, unflinching, into an abyss and shines a light on the darkness at its heart."