IAS officer Abhishek Singh, who marked his debut as an actor with singer B Praak’s latest music video Dil Tod Ke has received much appreciation. The video that has touched 19 crore views in less than two months is streaming on the T-series YouTube channel.
While narrating his journey of becoming an actor, Abhishek Singh says, “Last year, around Oct-Nov, my friend Mukesh Chhabra who is a popular casting director and now a film director invited me over lunch to his office. Fortunately, the team of Delhi Crime 2 was sitting at the same time. After knowing that I am an IAS officer, they insisted me to give an audition for a role and I gave it. Surprisingly, they all loved it and asked me to play a real-life IAS officer in the series.”
“While I was preparing for the role, I got an opportunity to act in a short film titled Chaar Pundrah which is successfully streaming on Disney Hotstar. In the meantime, T-series was looking for a fresh face for Dil Tod Ke, who looks raw, real, rustic, and primarily rides a bike and I fitted the role in every possible way. When I heard the song for the first, I was mesmerized with the voice, lyrics, and melody of it and I agreed to do it.”
When asked about his inner transformation after turning into an actor, he reveals, “Acting is kind of an art form that evolves you from within. It gets you more closer to yourself. I have become more open and a better person ad I started seeing things in life with a different perspective. I have become more empathetic towards society since to act is about emoting.”
On balancing his timelines and schedules being a full-time IAS officer and now an actor, he says, “It has certainly become more taxing for me to manage my schedules as I have to dedicatedly take out time for acting and I am glad that my senior officials are supportive of it. I feel it’s about setting your priorities in place.