Popularly known for playing the role of Kans in And TV’s popular show Paramavatar Shri Krishna, Manish Wadhwa is one actor who fits the bill perfectly, when it comes to playing a mythological role. But in its initial phase, it wasn’t easy for the makers of the show as they had the challenge to recreate the image of the most feared villain in Hindu mythology. Going wrong with it would have caused them to shut down the show. It was Manish, who gave a modern look to the evil character with his bald look and was received well by the audience.
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It was while talking to a leading daily, that the actor opened up about his portrayal of Kans, “I have played characters that have been critically acclaimed and are different from one another in its own manner. The choice of roles that I’ve taken up gave me the chance to experiment with stronger characters that project negativity as well. Playing Kansa in Paramavatar Shri Krishna has been a completely different experience as we’ve always heard, read and seen tales around him but, playing the part is an exceptional and intense process.”
Upon asking what if all his roles are stereotyped, the actor said “I don’t believe that one can get stereotyped while playing a character. If you believe in yourself as an actor, you can enact any role with utmost ease and compassion and the audience will always remember you for that. Though talking about my role in Paramavatar Shri Krishna, it has many shades of anger and Kansa has gone through a lot in the battle to declare himself as God and killing Kanha. To project that level of anger and jealousy one needs to be mentally and emotionally prepared to give it their all.”
The actor has now created a long-lasting impression in the audience’s mind but how was it to play the role of the most feared villain “This has been one of the toughest characters to play as it is intense and devilish. Playing Kansa in Paramavatar Shri Krishna and his transformations gave me a chance to essay the five Rudra roops of Kansa. Every roop of Kansa is different from one another in its own way and each has a distinct trait and power. The audience is bound to be excited to see Kansa Mama in a new strong visual avatar that he takes to try and kill Kanha.”
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