‘Squid Game’: Anupam Tripathi on portraying migrant workers in Korean society

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He said he wanted to portray Ali “in the shortest way possible”.

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Indian actor Anupam Tripathi has opened up about his role as Ali in the hit South Korean Netflix series squid game.

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in a series of interviews with OSENTripathi discusses the research that went into his illustration squid game Character Ali Abdul. The actor highlighted the importance of Ali being one of the first migrant worker characters to play a major role in a Korean drama.

“In squid game, the one who displays the different types of human beings, is the best-natured character. I worked with the hope that I could bring Ali’s character to the audience as much as possible.” sumpy.


In the series, Ali moves from Pakistan to Korea in the hope of building a better future, but is exploited. “I thought about what I could do to be more accepting of Ali for all these different people around the world,” he said. “Detailed context about why this person is in Korea, what kind of problem with his boss is holding him and his family”

Describing the research he did in his portrayal, the actor said, “I also saw texts about migrant workers and labor issues around the world.” “I looked back at how I’ve acted in similar roles in the past and wondered what I could do to convey the character of Ali in the least cliché way possible.”

Elsewhere in the interview, he opened up about working with veteran actors Lee Jung-jae and Park Hee-soo on the hit series. “Park Hee-soo is very caring and treats me like a friend, so there was never a point where I felt scared or pressured in any way. Instead, he helped me a lot and made me feel better. To help me pull out the inner parts of me,” shared Tripathi.

“I am also thankful to Lee Jung-jae. Lee Jung-jae is a funny person who makes a lot of jokes. He took great care of me personally […] I believe it was thanks to Lee Jung-jae’s help that I was able to act comfortably and show good performance in this project. “

earlier this week, squid game Director Hwang Dong-hyuk said he was ready to retell the story for a second season, but with a new focus. “One [idea] Will be the story of the front man,” Hwang told many times. The character in question was the elusive boss who ran the show’s deadly tournament in the first season.

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