As the air date of the Indian adaptation of ‘The Office’ nears, the three prime faces of the series had a chat with a prime media platform including the actors Abhinav Sharma, Sayandeep Sengupta and Samridhi Dewan. Sharing their views on working in digital space, they spoke a lot over it.
The Office, sizzlingstar Specials’ latest web series offering in India, is an official adaptation of the cringe-comedy, mokumentary series with the same name that took roots in the UK. Gaining a high in its US version, it was perfectly declared as a groundbreaking series in the paradigm of TV entertainment by the end of the first decade of this century.
Taking cue from the monotony of the day to day office work, the series holds on to an inspired comedy, tempered with self-introspection on relevant issues. The series holds the prime work of three Delhi actors Abhinav Sharma, Sayandeep Sengupta and Samridhi Dewan who will be playing the roles of youngsters stuck up in dead-end jobs, amidst hilariously hurtful co-workers.
Responding to a question on the series, Dewan, playing the role of Pammi, the office receptionist said, “I think it makes everything very exciting. The most exciting things are happening on web right now. TV, web, films and theatre are all different from each other and all have different experiences. You just have to choose which kind of content you want to be in.”
Sharma, plays the role of a “confused” intern in The Office and also a big fan of the original series, mentioned, “Its hard to imagine a better project to start with (referring to The Office). And it feels special to be surrounded by talent in a space that you know is special. For now, for us its the web space.”
Sengupta, the other character who plays Amit Sharma in The Office also spoke a lot on the show and his ultimate hold as a prankster, introspects, “Being a working actor as of now is my goal. There is nothing more to it. But yes, as an actor you relate more to such content more (refers to The Office). As Sayandeep, I relate with the content that is made on the web space, as of today. I do not relate with the television shows. So I think this is the best that you can get.”
Apart from the three, The Office also stars actors including, Mukul Chadda, Gauhar Khan, Gopal Dutt, Gavin Methalaka and several others in the pivotal roles. Adapted in India by Rohan Sippy, Debbie Rao and Vivek Bhushan, The Office is produced under Applause Entertainment, which previously made some of the popular web series like-Criminal Justice, Hostages and City of Dreams.