Arriving on the OTT scene, Boman Irani brought a spectacular portrayal of a grey character in Masoom to our digital screens. Known for bringing nuance in his embodiment of characters, the 3 Idiots actor shone through the psychological thriller in a series that’s unique in its treatment, tone and choice of actors. Irani essays the role of Dr Balraj Kapoor, a respected doctor, who’s doing his best to suppress a few family secrets.
The series follows the events that unfold after the death of the wife of Dr Balraj Kapoor and they set in action a thrilling ride, at the heart of which lies deep-buried family secrets of the past. Irani enlivens the series that develops into a refreshing and binge-worthy slow-burn thriller. In a brilliant display of screen presence, Boman expresses elusiveness, anger, helplessness, and love without even uttering a dialogue.
Boman Irani says, “The OTT space has given actors opportunities to test their craft in different kinds of material and explore characters. I’m happy to jumped on the OTT bandwagon and the love that has come by for my debut is overwhelming. A lion’s share of the credit of the series’ success belongs to the writer Satyam Tripathy, director Mihir Desai and the great team that we had including the production, my co-actors Samara Tijori, Upasana Singh, Manjari Faddnis, and Sarika Singh. We were on the same page of creativity; that’s how everything aligned and a series like this happened.”
He adds, “The actors playing off to each other’s energy is a bit that can never be written into a script. It is an experience actors have when the camera starts rolling and they’re drawing out from their emotional reservoir for their performance. I believe that every role should be different from another because every human being is different from another. I essayed a grey character in this series and I loved it. Playing a grey shade is always more delicious to fool around with as an actor.”
On the work front, Boman Irani is gearing up for the release of Uunchai and a few exciting projects.