Amazon’s free video streaming service, recently premiered an inspirational series, Physics Wallah. This series revolves around the life of the man who created an EduTech Unicorn, the one and only Physics Wallah a.k.a Alakh Pandey. Right from Alakh’s childhood days to making it to his dream, the series will take the audiences through his experiences, learnings, and doings. The excitable role of Alakh Pandey has been helmed by actor Shriidhar Dubey. Recently, the actor opened up about the process of being cast on the show.
“Honestly, when Abhishek (the director) thought of me as the lead, I thought it would be a small, budgeted project and they might not have the budget for the big actors, which is why he has approached me. Like, this was the first thought I had in my mind.
Then when he started telling me that it’s a biopic, the second thought that hit me was ‘oh, accha, maybe the person’s looks match mine’, and the third thought that popped in my head was, “Why me?” Then I thought, maybe they're new and this might be their first project and want someone who they can work comfortably with, which is what I assumed from the way he spoke.
I did have a few moments where I wondered what the script would look like, and whether it does justice to the story or not. I would like to think I have a strong hand when it comes to scripting. So, I asked him if he could give me the script and when I got the script, I just read two scenes and I said, ‘Yes, I am doing it’,” said Shriidhar Dubey.
Created by About Films and produced & directed by Abhishek Dhandharia, the show captures the journey of a teacher who brought a revolution to India’s education space.
Featuring Shriidhar Dubey in the lead, playing the popular Edtech Guru, the show is now streaming on Amazon miniTV within the Amazon Shopping App, Desktop and on Fire TV for free.