Actor Avinash Mukherjee is an idol to millions of fans around the country. His shows such as Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar and Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsas Ki, might have established him as a talented actor, but it was his tryst with the popular show Balika Vadhu, which started his adventurous journey.
Avinash, played the leading role of young Jagaya in the show, based on the practice of child marriages. The multi-talented actor says, he couldn’t have asked for a better learning platform.
“I wouldn’t have wished for a better acting school than Balika Vadhu, the experience which I have received has helped me immensely. I spent the first few years on sets researching and learning about acting in between shots and simultaneously and also started learning about camera, camera angle and the lenses which are used. What are wide camera lenses, what are tele lenses, then about scripts, characters, music, screenplay,” shares the actor.
The actor rose to instant fame with his impressive acting at such an early stage. While growing up in the limelight could create pressure on certain young artists, that was not the case with Avinash.
“There was no pressure at all because dad was always supportive about what I wanted to do creatively and take up things which interest me the most. My mother was very clear that I am shooting and that’s a great thing but my education will never be affected. If you see the graph, you will see that I took a break during my 9th and 10th then, I did some work. Then I took a gap for my 2nd and 3rd year of college and so on and so forth,” he shares.
While he says excitedly that “there are miles to go on and so much to learn,” Avinash, also summarises the journey so far as, “I think I got the best film school, I am still learning and my journey cannot be defined and anything which cannot be defined, we call it magic. So, it has been a magical journey.”