Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) A lot of actors have portrayed the role of Lord Shiva on the small screen over the years. In recent times, Mohit Raina gained huge popularity for his Shiva avatar in the show “Devon Ke Dev: Mahadev”.
Now, actor Vikkas Manaktala is essaying Lord Shiva’s character in the new TV show, “Namah”.
Asked if he has drawn inspiration from Mohit Raina, Vikkas said: “I personally do not take inspiration or follow anyone to prepare for a character. I feel the charm of the character would be lost and then and then it would not be my adaptation.
“At present, whenever we see the mention of Lord Shiva, viewers connect with a different image that has been portrayed before. My constant endeavor will be to do justice to the script and shape the character the way the creative team has put it forward.”
For Vikkas, it was a dream come true to portray Lord Shiva on screen.
“This was a dream come true for me and I consider this opportunity as a form of Lord Bholenath’s blessings for me. I believe a lot in the process of learning and workshops that I attend for my preparations. My understanding and belief of Lord Shiva is that he is a larger than life hero for me and I connect with a lot of qualities,” he added.
“Namah” airs on Star Plus.