Well-known television actor Nirbhay Wadhwa, who rose to fame after playing the character of Dushasana in Swastik Productions’ mythological show, Mahabharat and then played the title role in Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman, has joined the cast of Colors’ popular show, Mahakali: Ant Hi Aarambh Hai. The actor talks about his character in the show and his association with the makers at Swastik Productions.
You are entering Mahakali, which is one of the leading shows on television. How do you feel? What prompted you to take the role?
I got my first show Mahabharat with Swastik Productions, so I am really glad that I am part of their team again. I love working over here. I am still working on my character. It is very difficult to build a character and especially I am playing a role of demon for the first time. When Siddharth sir approached me, I agreed to take the role without any hesitation. Also, I have that heavy build which is required for this role.
How will you define your role of Mahishasur?
I am playing the role of demon for the first time. I have played negative in Mahabharat and then I have played the role of Hanuman, so playing Mahishasur was something different for me. It is about expressing yourself in that negative manner, your body language should be devilish, people should hate you. I try to act like that even in my daily life so that the character building is not lost.
You have done many mythological shows. How difficult is it to work in a mythological show with all the costumes and heavy accessories?
Yes, I have done all mythological shows till date. It is very difficult because you have to carry yourself in that way. Especially, with Mahishasur, I am wearing that helmet (Singh) for the first time, it almost takes an hour to get ready.
What difference do you find in mythological shows and regular daily soaps?
I have done all mythological shows, it is larger than life, there are many characters, it is a whole different life. I believe that daily soaps are like regular lives. Also, the language and dialect are completely different in a mythological show.
Throw some light on your association with Siddharth Kumar Tewary and Swastik Productions.
It is like a very strong bond. Wherever I am, it is because of Siddharth sir and Swastik productions. I got my break with Mahabharat and here I am working again in Mahakali. I respect him a lot. It is like returning back to my family. The entire team of Swastik Productions is of the finest quality.