IAS officer turned actor Abhishek Singh on what made him pursue a career in acting; Find out!

Updated: Jun 08, 2020, 18:19 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Abhishek Singh, who is currently posted as Deputy Commissioner in Delhi, is all set to make his acting debut with the second season of Netflix crime drama Delhi Crime

Image source: PR
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Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Abhishek Singh, who is currently posted as Deputy Commissioner in Delhi, is all set to make his acting debut with the second season of Netflix crime drama Delhi Crime. He has recently stepped into the world of acting with a short film Chaar Pandrah, which has received rave reviews from all over.

Talking about how he decided to pursue a career in acting, Abhishek shares, "There is life beyond attractions and there are causes that call for attention. I chose to bring the best of both worlds together and that’s how I roped in experiences of my service and join hands with the film fraternity.
The administration today has evolved multifold and we are tirelessly working towards building a robust system that is an integral part of the society."

He added, "Storytellers have carved a niche presence around subjects that are sensitive and resonate with audiences from all walks of life. It is time to contribute responsibly towards the well-being of our society and leverage the soft power in the benefit of the masses while maintaining the entertainment quotient! To address your question - my intent to collaborate with the world of cinema is predominantly about driving meaningful messages and support causes that go unnoticed."

He further adds, "Over the last decade and a half Indian Cinema has witnessed extraordinary contribution towards pressing issues that prevail in our society. Storytellers have carved a niche presence around subjects that are sensitive and resonate with audiences from all walks of life. It is time to contribute responsibly towards the well-being of our society and leverage the soft power for everyone’s benefit along with getting entertained!"

On talking about managing work and acting together, he said, "Management is the first principle we are introduced to while in the academy. Time Management acts as the centre of gravity to all that we do in life. Being in service we are trained to work against stiff timelines and multitask under tough situations. Therefore balancing work and acting hasn’t been difficult for me. Passion drives my work for I am an IAS Officer by choice. While all that I do away and beyond service protocols is essentially an extension of my work as an administrator. I believe in commitment towards the cause, for it is the driving force which realigns everything else around it."

Being a role model, during these challenging times when everyone is struggling to make ends meet, Abhishek is not just helping the daily wage workers but the unit of his upcoming show Delhi Crime 2 as a whole, including ancillary workers and actors for the next three months who need support.

Abhishek Singh is one of the youngest and celebrated IAS officers in the country for all the incredible work that he has done. We saw him in his short film and now we are even more excited to see him in his upcoming show.

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