When TVF rolled out Aspirants in 2021, it was an immediate hit with its compelling storyline and distinctive performances. The second season, on Amazon Prime Video, has taken the narrative of IAS and IFS aspirants to new and surprising heights. For Naveen Kasturia, who performs a district Justice of the Peace within the sequence, it was about exploring an entire new occupation that’s usually peripherally coated in mainstream media. “It was enjoyable and a possibility to discover one thing new. Our business is so much less research-oriented. We don’t discover past the acquainted realms of crime, cops, and politics,” says the actor, including that even once they depict businessmen, they’re usually portrayed superficially, with restricted consideration to element.
Apparently, Kasturia acknowledges his personal restricted data of the IAS and IFS fields earlier than taking up the position. “I don’t know a lot in regards to the UPSC finish of issues. Earlier than I did this present, I didn’t know in regards to the hierarchy, the phrases, or their job profiles. In a means, I received to be taught so much about it by means of the script,” he says. Nevertheless, the fun for him lay in studying the language and the distinctive means an IAS officer communicates in skilled settings, which is at odds with their informal conversations with associates. “I’ve by no means used such phrases in my life. The phrase `Sthaantrit` [meaning relocated], which I’ve used a number of occasions all through the sequence, was one thing I couldn’t even pronounce to start with.”
He emphasises that the position was removed from straightforward, and the preparation concerned a big quantity of exhausting work. Crediting present author Deepesh Sumitra Jagdish, Kasturia says, “I ensured that I didn’t improvise the strains. I used to be so keen on Deepesh’s writing that I used these very same phrases. I used to be apprehensive about delivering my strains when the shoot was beginning; since I used to be so scared, I labored very exhausting on it. In an interview, I stated I needed to play the proprietor of a giant firm or a don with calm power like Malik Bhai [from Company 2002] and that’s what I did.”
Kasturia additionally humorously credit his mother and father for his or her help throughout rehearsals, acknowledging that their involvement was a far cry from a time once they had been hesitant about his transfer to Mumbai. He shares, “I additionally need to thank my mother and father for this as a result of they had been those I rehearsed the strains with. After they watched the present, they remembered all the factor I had carried out.”