Squid Game actor Anupam Tripathi undoubtedly appeared in one of the tearjerking scenes in the series as Ali Abdul.
His character faced tragic death after partnering with Sang Woo, his friend, who betrayed him during the Marble Game. After trusting his partner's idea that they could both win and survive the stage, Sang Woo ended up stealing the marbles and letting him die following the elimination.
Viewers who rooted for Ali were left distraught and felt the same betrayal he faced. Despite his character's tragic death, Anupam Tripathi saw his casting a miracle that he offered a playful reaction after receiving an invite to join the cast members.
Anupam Tripathi Recalls Reaction After Scoring Squid Game Role
In a new interview on Naver, the actor shared how he danced all day after securing Ali's role on Squid Game.
According to Anupam Tripathi, he spent his day telling his friends the good news while dancing his heart out. The actor is currently taking a master's degree in acting at the Korea National University of Arts, and Squid Game served as the first major series he starred on.
Choosing him to play Ali's role was the right choice for the creators of Squid Game, especially since Anupam Tripathi perfectly showed the distorted aspect in Korean society.
It is worth noting that Ali suffered from unjust treatment by failing to get paid regularly in a Korean factory. This caused him to steal the money envelope from the company's chief and gave it to his wife and young child.
Despite the deed he committed, he notably helped Gi Hoon during the first round of the mystery survival game. Until his last breath, the character served as an inspiration to many by helping other people.
As a foreign national who currently works in Korea, Anupam Tripathi said he could connect with his character and life story.
"In reality, I go to auditions, talk about payment, and I feel like every day is survival." He also stated that he was full of emotions when he read the script. I was captivated when I received the script and was analyzing it. People are put on the path of life and death in the traditional children's game, and their true nature comes out."
His popularity caused him to earn 3.6 million followers on Instagram. Despite his and the show's success, he recently revealed his status as an actor in his home country.
Squid Game Actor Anupam Tripathi Still Has Not Landed Acting Offer In Bollywood
Following the success of Squid Game, Anupam Tripathi expressed his desire to work in his home country soon. However, he might not appear in any Bollywood series or film anytime as he reportedly has not received an offer yet.
According to the actor, no one has contacted him yet. But it is not something he should worry about, as all Squid Game actors have not scored a new project yet.
Still, when the time comes, Anupam Tripathi expressed how open he is to know whether he could convince and connect with his country's people through acting. For now, he enjoys the newfound success he got because of Squid Game.