2022, as of now, has two Abhimanyu Dassani movie releases: NikammaY Aankh Micholi. At this point in his career, when he should have been busy considering he only has two movies, the Covid pandemic has clearly played a spoiler, filming and releases delayed.
Says “yaar, hota hai”. Stating that he cannot help the situation, he continues, “What can you or I do? It is very uncertain, everyone is going through one thing or the other. There really isn’t much you can do about it, so why focus on the things you can’t change? Jo hoga achhe ke liye hoga”, he says about the premieres of his films that get stuck.
The 31-year-old, whose recent premiere was the OTT movie Meenakshi Sundareshwar in front of Sanya Malhotra, says he had a word with Nikamma‘s, in which he stars alongside Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Shirley Setia. “They said they were finding out. I told him ‘don’t worry, it’s your film, you decide and let me know’. If everyone wants me to be part of the discussion, I’ll be there to do my bit, whatever your options are,’” shares Dassani, who is currently consciously choosing to be home and preparing for her next projects.
“The government has been juggling the occupation up and down, movie dates have also been rescheduled over and over again. You have to be patient with that. I’m sure the producers will figure something out. Other than that, no breakouts for the foreseeable future, I’ve been training for what I’m doing next. Then read the video calls and do your research for my next character,” says Dassani.
What kept him going was the response he received for his performance in Meenakshi Sundareshwar. “It makes a big difference in how I feel about last year. For seven weeks, it was a worldwide trend. The whole team had honestly tried hard. It was overwhelming,” he concludes.