Lionsgate Play’s subsequent unique sequence Feels Like Home is described as a ‘bromantic hangover’ about 4 boys who transfer into their first home away from residence collectively. Preet Kammani, Anshuman Malhotra, Vishnu Kaushal, and Mihir Ahuja are seen as Lakshay Kocchar, Sameer Ahmad, Avinash Arora, and Akhil Gandhi respectively. At first look, the net sequence would possibly seem to be a ordinary coming-of-age drama about boys having fun with their bachelor lives and partying after getting freedom in school, however the solid says it is extra about the struggles they undergo on this part of life.
Vishnu Kaushal, who performs the common Joe–as per the synopsis of the series–tells HT about the present, “The trailer was solely two and a half minutes lengthy, however there’s much more to the present. There are many nuances. It additionally tries to seize the inside battle boys undergo. It’s a really healthful and cute present.”
Anshuman Malhotra’s Sameer Ahmad is a military brat, who can also be a genius and has massive ambitions for his life. Asked what’s distinctive about the present, Anshuman stated with fun, ‘one– nice performing, second–four lovely boys collectively.’ He added, “Third–great story. A narrative that’s coming from actual incidents, our writers and makers have skilled it in actual life. I additionally lived in Mumbai for 2 years with my flatmates–the story is 80-85% just like that.”
Vishnu added, “For me, the present is about how regular experiences form you up as an individual and the way you work together with the world. It has labored fantastically on that. The tagline of the present is A Bromantic Hangover. Generally, boys’ reveals are about events and the whole lot, however after that, how do you handle a family with 4 boys, the present is about that.”
Vishnu, who is a well-liked content material creator, is making his debut with the present. He says about the expertise, “It does really feel surreal. I’ve wished to be half of an internet present for a very long time, although I by no means anticipated to play one of the leads. It has been an excellent expertise as the individuals I’ve set to work with are very passionate and so they have been working in the direction of what I imagine to be an ideal story and an ideal present. I used to be already buddies with them (Anshuman and Preet), so there was a consolation stage as properly.”
Vishnu additionally talked about working on the present with Dolly Singh, a fellow content material creator. He stated, “Dolly and I, we go method again after we have been working in the identical firm in 2019. We have been already buddies after we began working collectively. It was like a full-circle second for me no less than. Because as a creator, attending to work with one other creator on an internet present, and figuring out that this individual has seen you from the begin, it’s totally nice.”
Preet Kammani performs a typical Delhi boy in the present, who can also be ‘a celebration freak, a delicate buddy, and an understated feminist.’ Preet, whose final position was an prolonged cameo in Shahid Kapoor-starrer Jersey, instructed us how he learnt performing from trial and error in the auditions he gave somewhat than performing courses.
He stated, “I began working after I was in third Standard. It wasn’t prefer it felt like work. I loved it again then and I take pleasure in it immediately additionally. When you begin having fun with the battle, it does not really feel like a battle anymore. That’s precisely what occurred. I hadn’t made any calculations, but when I do 10 auditions each week or each month on average– it additionally turned my performing faculty. I realized by giving auditions and making errors in them. That involves roughly round 3000 auditions. Looking again at it, it does not really feel like I did quite a bit of exhausting work, and that is the way it must be.”
Meanwhile, Anshuman’s first performing position was taking part in the youthful model of Shahid Kapoor in the 2014 drama Haider. He recalled about his efficiency in the critically-acclaimed movie by Vishal Bhardwaj, “It was an ideal feeling. It was my very first venture. I’m grateful to be an element of it.” Asked if he all the time wished to be an actor, Anshuman stated, “I by no means wished to be an actor earlier in my life. After eleventh Standard, I acquired this readability that I wish to do one thing inventive and creative. And as soon as I landed at Vishal Bhardwaj Sir’s set, after that I knew that that is what I wish to do.”
Mihir Raj, the fourth lead in the present, performs Akhil Gandhi- an aspiring cricketer who has moved to Noida from his hometown in Ghana the place he was introduced up in a tight-knit neighborhood of Indians. His co-stars stated the innocence issue is frequent in each Mihir and Akhil. Vishnu stated, “He could be very harmless. I feel he was the youngest of all of us so our equation was like the place you deal with him like a youthful brother. It was very cute and enjoyable.”
Mihir, recognized for his roles in Super 30, Dolly Kitty Aur Who Chamakte Sitaare, and Bard of Blood amongst others, is at the moment filming for Zoya Akhtar’s Netflix movie The Archies in Ooty. He will play Jughead Jones in the adaptation of Archie comics, which additionally marks the debut of Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda.
Feels Like Home, the third unique sequence by Lionsgate Play, will begin streaming on June 10. The sequence, helmed by Sahir Raza and written by Sidhanta Mathur, additionally stars Inayat Sood as Mahima and Himika Bose as Dhriti.