Viineet Kumar, known for his breakout role in Mukkabaaz, opened up about playing Vikram Sirohi in Red Chillies Entertainment’s upcoming horror-thriller Netflix web series Betaal.
It’s the first time he will be seen wearing a uniform and portraying a role like this, the second-in-command of the Baaz squad of the CIPD.
“Betaal in many ways was very special… we had to undergo physical training, as one cannot carry this uniform without training and knowing how to give and receive commands. There were different knives and guns training as well. Since this is a horror-thriller, fights begin unexpectedly so one needs to know how to take position, formations etc. Our training used to be at Red Chillies studios in the morning which used to go for a long time. Many times people would have bruises on their elbows and knees after the training.”
Betaal is Kumar’s second web series with Netflix, after featuring in Emraan Hashmi’s Bard of Blood.
Directed by Patrick Graham and Nikhil Mahajan, the web series also stars Aahana Kumra, Jitendra Joshi and Suchitra Pillai.
Blumhouse Television and SK Global Entertainment serve as executive producers.
Betaal will begin streaming on Netflix from May 24.
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