For Bollywood actress Harshita Gaur, reprising her role as Guddu Pandit’s (Ali Fazal) sister, Dimpy, inside the second season of the famous crime thriller Mirzapur, which launched on Amazon Prime Video on October 23, was like a trip down memory lane. In an interview with City Times through Zoom, the young actress said that she has had a strong affinity to the location since she was a toddler.
“Deoria, a town near Mirzapur, is where my maternal grandpa was born. He grew raised among his siblings there, however subsequently went to Punjab. However, I recall visiting my relatives in Mirzapur during our summer vacations as a child.
Since I was a youngster, I’ve seen firearms at their house and heard numerous stories about it. In reality, my maternal grandmother was battling an unlawful land grabbing lawsuit at the time, so we were cautioned to just not visit the area. So I was aware of what was going on in the area, even though what is depicted in the series is not the case. Nonetheless, such stories made an impression on my young mind that Mirzapur is a location where all of these incidents occur or may happen. So that’s the connection I have with Mirzapur, and that’s why working there resurrected some fond memories.”
Mirzapur 2 is among the year’s most eagerly awaited Indian online series. The tale revolves around Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi) as well as his son Munna, a gang boss (Divyendu Sharma). It highlights the mafia gangs’ domination, as well as the competition and criminality that abound in this region of Uttar Pradesh. Guddu was shot and fled into hiding, alongside Sweety’s (Guddu’s fiancee) sister Golu (Shweta Tripathi) and Guddu’s sister. “There will be retribution in season 2,” Harshita explained, “but every character will be learning themselves throughout the programme.” Each character has several layers that will be peeled away as the tale progresses.
Because the plot dives deeper through into lives of characters while they struggle through their inner anguish and strive to sort themselves out, we didn’t force it a straight-up vengeance drama.”
Mirzapur 2 boasts an impressive cast that includes names including Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang, and Sheeba Chaddha, among many others. Working with these celebrities was like going to acting school for Harshita.
“Working with such amazing performers was a dream come true.” I’ve admired their work since I was in college, so it was an honour to collaborate with them. They’re incredible to see in action.