‘Squid Game’ star Anupam Tripathi recalls college days with ‘Parasite’ actor Park So Dam

Park So Dam, one of the most celebrated Korean actresses, is good friends with Indian-origin ‘Squid Game’ actor Anupam Tripathi.

New Delhi: Park So Dam, one of the most celebrated Korean actresses, is good friends with Indian-origin ‘Squid Game’ actor Anupam Tripathi. While So Dam rose to fame with her brilliant performance in oscar-winning ‘Parasite’, Anupam earned his share of fame with his Squid Game stint.

Recently, Anupam Tripathi made an eventful guest appearance on South Korean talk show MBC’s Radio Star, where he talked about his family’s reaction to his skyrocketing popularity and even danced to the Squid Game theme music with Noze of Street Woman Fighter. The actor also talked about his friendship with Parasite star Park So Dam.

In the December 1 episode of the show, the host asked Tripathi about what it felt like catapulting to global stardom through his hit series Squid Game, and the actor replied, “I still remember this so clearly. On the day Squid Game was released-September 17, 2021- around 4 o’clock, I had about 3,000 followers [on Instagram]. Then, one hour, two hours, and three hours later-with each hour that passed, my [follower count] kept going up. Eventually, it reached 4 million.”

Anupam Tripathi and Park So Dam studied at the Korea National University of Arts. Anupam mentioned that he had the opportunity to participate with Park So Dam in his first college production, Romeo and Juliet. Park So Dam portrayed Juliet, while Anupam played her housekeeper.

“Yes, because for my first play in college, [Park So Dam] and I were in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ together. She played Juliet, and I played a servant,” the squid game actor said. Following that, they became good friends, so much so that Park So Dam even got him a veggie scallion pancake since he does not eat meat.

first published:Dec. 3, 2021, 2:59 p.m.

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