The Role Anupam Tripathi Actually Wanted to Play in 'Squid Game'

Squid Game's Anupam Tripathi speaks about how he prepared for the role.

1 min read

Following the huge success of Netflix's Korean show, Squid Game, Delhi-born actor Anupam Tripathi has become a household name. His character, Ali Abdul, an undocumented migrant worker from Pakistan, joins the 455 other debt-ridden contestants as they participate in a series of games with a sadistic twist.

Speaking about Ali's character Anupam told The Quint, "Ali brought out the human side of a migrant. It’s not easy for him to survive but he keeps that innocence, kindness, and warmth alive. He tries hard to get the best possible things for his family and friends, not for himself. That’s the best thing about Ali".


Anupam also opened up as to how he researched for his role. "My main aim was to focus on the character and go as close as I could to Ali, from Anupam. I kept thinking about what relates us and what differentiates us. My focus was to see how Ali will connect to the characters, including his behaviours, his gestures, and the language he speaks. I don’t know if I’ve done justice to the character or not but I tried my best".

As for the celebrities who inspire Anupam, the actor said that he has always looked up to Shah Rukh Khan and Irrfan.

Watch the video for more.

Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!