‘Anant Joshi yelled at me and called me a bad actor!’ – says actress Rutpanna Aishwarya

03 . Dec . 2019
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~The male lead Anant played a prank on Rutpanna while shooting for ALTBalaji and ZEE5’s web-series Virgin Bhasskar~

ALTBalaji and Zee5, the leading homegrown OTT platforms in India, are well known for creating topical and entertaining shows that appeal to today’s audiences. Showcasing reality, packaged in an entertaining format, is what ALTBalaji and Zee5 do best. And it’s this uncanny knack of theirs that makes their originals stand out from the rest. Their latest co-produced series, Virgin Bhasskar, too, shines a spotlight on topics that audiences surely think about but aren’t comfortable of discussing publicly. Actor Anant Joshi of Gandii Baat fame plays Bhasskar Tripathi, an erotica novelist and Rutpanna Aishwarya, plays Vidhi Pandey, a carefree girl aspiring to be an IAS officer in the upcoming web-series Virgin Bhasskar.

Rutpanna Aishwarya, who will be seen making her web series debut, spilled some beans regarding the pranks played on her while shooting for Virgin Bhasskar. The director and the male lead, Anant Joshi, planned a prank on Rutpanna where the director asked the actress to give a shot while looking straight at the camera. But this being a prank, Anant played along and yelled at Rutpanna, claiming she was a bad actress and reprimanded her with some harsh words, at which the actress broke down in tears.

On the prank, Aishwarya shared “Since I was a newcomer, everyone used to take advantage of my naivete and most of the pranks were played on me by my co-star Anant Joshi (Bhasskar) and the director. There was one prank early during my shoot, which was so bad, that I almost had tears. Anant insulted me saying that I am a bad actress and I don’t know how to smile properly and emote. I was really upset and was about to cry when I got to know that all this was just a prank being played on me. Anant loves pulling pranks on everyone, though such instances often lighten up the mood and help heighten the spirits on the sets.”

Virgin Bhasskar revolves around the 26-year old Bhasskar Tripathi, who is an adult novelist, but the irony is that he is still a virgin. It is a comedy of errors about an erotica author who wants to lose his virginity with Vidhi Pandey, the girl he loves and cannot help but write about it.