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Varun Badola opens up about portraying K.D Bansal in Amazon miniTV’s Jamnapaar; says, “It was crucial to ensure that my personal life did not clash with the character’s life”

Mumbai, 31 May 2024: Amazon miniTV, Amazon’s free video streaming service, recently released the much- awaited youth aspirational drama, Jamnapaar. The series chronicles the journey of Shantanu Bansal, a resident of East Delhi who leaves no stone unturned to chase his dream of living a luxurious lifestyle in South Delhi. However, Shantanu is forced to confront the harsh realities of life along the way, which teach him the importance of self-acceptance, familial bonds, and embracing one’s roots. The show features Ritvik Sahore, Srishti Ganguli Rindani, Ankita Sahigal, Raghu Ram, and Varun Badola in pivotal roles.

Varun Badola, who portrays the role of K.D Bansal, shares insights into his preparation days for Jamnapaar. He said, “I mentally prepared myself for the role because I had to portray a father who is much older than my actual age. It was important for me to understand the mindset of someone who has been in the business industry for thirty years, which required me to limit my thinking. As an actor, I’ve had many experiences, but playing this character required me to hold back, which was mentally challenging at times. It was crucial to ensure that my personal life did not clash with the character’s life. These small details required time and attention, including studying the character’s speech and mannerisms. Nonetheless, I enjoyed playing this role.

Varun also opens up about performing difficult scenes in the series, adding, “I feel when we talk about acting, we end up glorifying things out of proportion. I’m not saying you wouldn’t have to face difficult scenes, but after 25 years of acting, it becomes second nature.  When acting becomes your practice, difficult things become easy. I believe no scene is challenging if it is backed by good preparation.

Jamnapaar is now streaming exclusively on Amazon miniTV for free within Amazon’s shopping app, on Prime Video, Fire TV, Smart TVs, or download the app from Play Store.

About Amazon miniTV 

Amazon miniTV is a free video streaming service that provides high quality entertainment, which you can watch anytime, anywhere. Always Entertaining. Always FREE!

●   Exclusive shows and videos: Amazon miniTV is home to a cherry-picked collection of fresh, incredible and engaging stories and titles across multiple genres ranging from webseries, award-winning short films, reality shows and popular international shows dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and “Telegu. These include popular titles like Half CA, Love Adhura, Badtameez Dil, Hunter, Half Love Half Arranged, Yeh Meri Family, Rakshak – India’s Braves, Physics Wallah, Rafta Rafta, Case Toh Banta Hai, Dehati Ladke, Sixer, Ishq Express, Highway Love, Gutar Gu, Crushed, Playground, among others. The content has been carefully curated to suit the varying entertainment preferences of today’s viewers.

●   No subscription required: Amazon miniTV is absolutely free!

Instant access: Amazon miniTV is present on Amazon’s shopping app, which is India’s most trusted and largest online store. Just download the Amazon shopping app, click or search for ‘miniTV’ to view from thousands of titles available. Want to watch on the big screen? Then visit on your laptop, or on Prime Video, Fire TV, Xiaomi Smart TVs and Google TV. You can now also download the Amazon miniTV app on Play Store on your Android smartphone.

Industry recognition: Amazon miniTV’s content has received a lot of love from fans and the industry.  Titles such as Physicswallah, Highway Love, Dehati Ladke, Hustlers, Crushed, Hunter, Half CA and Yeh Meri Family have featured in the ‘top 10 webseries’ lists across publications; our short film Shimmy won the People’s Choice Award for Best Actor and Critic’s Choice Award for Best Actor (Pratik Gandhi); Clean won best short film at IWM Buzz Awards 2022; Yatri Kripya Dhyan De was adjudged the best short film by Indian Television Academy; and our most loved high school drama Crushed was nominated at the 2022 Filmfare OTT Awards, to name a few.


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