Dedicated To Mumbai
Home > Television > Ashwin as Hanuman in ‘Bajrangbali’

Ashwin as Hanuman in ‘Bajrangbali’

Thursday, June 02, 2011
By Sandeep Hattangadi

Ashwin Verma aka Ashwin Krishna is one of the Delhi actors who swarmed to tinsel-ville everyday with stars in their eyes and today he is doing a role of a lifetime in the prestigious Sagar Art’s banner magnum opus mythological show ‘Jai Jai Jai Bajrangbali’. Hanuman is one of the most popular characters in Indian mythology and is revered universally as the monkey-god and so we spoke to Ashwin about his thoughts on the portrayal of this popular character. Some excerpts.

  • Hanuman has been an integral part of the Ramayan. So how different will this show be?
    The daily soap produced by Anand Sagar and Jyoti Sagar and directed by Prem Sagar tells the story of Hanuman and the purpose of his coming to the mortal world as the eleventh Rudra avtar of Shiva.
    Hanuman’s life and service to mankind in delivering the world from the atrocities of invincible demons like Ravan and all such mortal agonies as disease and evil influences as an avtar of Shiva forms the central idea of the script of ‘Jai Jai Jai Bajrangbali’, the lavishly mounted serial from the family of Sagars known for such outstanding works as Ramayan, listed as the world’s most viewed mythological soap in the Limca Book of World Records.
  • Why is Hanuman so worshipped?
    Hanuman is believed to be living even today, responding to the call of his unconditional believers. Perhaps that is why.
  • How is it like working with the first family of mythologicals, the Sagars?
    It has been a most satisfying experience. I have known them over the years especially the director Shiv Sagar, grandson of Ramanand Sagar, who will unfurl the flag of Sagars honorably with his storytelling and technical expertise. Prem Sagar too is an accomplished technician. Our cameramen have captured the rugged and majestic beauty of the places including Kishkinda (Hammipur, Belur), Anganwadi, Varanasi etc., which are described in Tulsidas Ramayan. We have lavish settings and beautiful outdoors in the serial.
  • Veteran star Dara Singh and his son Vindoo Dara Singh have played Hanuman successfully.
    Yes. I can’t match upto them especially Darasinghji who immortalised Hanuman in the first version of Ramayana made by the Sagars for DD.
  • Have you had any acting experience?
    I have been active on the theater circuit in Delhi for 15 years and have done theatre in Prithvi too and have worked in serials on Color and Star Plus.
  • How about co-stars in ‘Bajrangbali’?
    We have a great bunch of actors who live like a family and create good content.
  • Any inspirations in acting?
    Yes. I try to be like my acting idols Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. And SRK, who,  like me came from Delhi stage and made it big, is my inspiration.
Facebook
COMMENTS
No Comments Posted
POST YOUR COMMENTS
Name:  
Email:    
Comments:
 
TV Guide
Today's Best Viewing - 27-05-2016
Today's Best Viewing - 26-05-2016
Today's Best Viewing - 25-05-2016
I love reading your answers in this column. Your
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)At a business meeting for a new project you should be prepared for making a few adjustments. With some quick thinking and a few compromises you will win a contract with additional benefits. Those who are appearing for an interview will be successful. The married or those already committed in love are cautioned against secret liaison, for this could create serious rift in old relationship.
Tarot for Love
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)This is a week for introspection. Understand your inner needs and do not panic or be complacent. Take help from Scorpio who will help you investigate. Avoid lazy Leo. Your card for the week is the Tarot key no II The High Priestess. Seek the hidden. You will uncover something of importance There is a whole new dimension that is to be discovered.
- Advertising -
You may think of gardening as a hobby to turn to
The world (and the Internet, it seems) has had an
Inspired by the people on page 13 and want to try
Read More