Namah: Has Vikkas Manaktala taken inspiration from Mohit Raina to essay Lord Shiva?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019, 09:22 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Namah unravels the unknown story of friendship between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Vikkas Manaktala portrays the role of Lord Shiva and Savi Thakur will be essaying the role of Lord Vishnu in the series

Vikkas Manaktala as Lord Shiva. Picture sourced from the PR
Vikkas Manaktala as Lord Shiva. Picture sourced from the PR

Television audience has time and again seen a lot of mythological shows that narrate the story of Lord Shiva. The upcoming mythological show on Starplus 'Namah' shall unravel the unknown story of friendship between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, a distinct tale of camaraderie between two titans of the Hindu trinity. Vikkas Manaktala portrays the role of Lord Shiva and Savi Thakur will be essaying the role of Lord Vishnu in the series.

Vikkas who has been preparing for this dream role from the last few months has a different ideology when it comes to Lord Shiva and his rendition on Indian television. Vikkas shared, "When Namah came my way, I was very impressed with the way this role was penned and exactly the way I wanted to portray him (as per my understanding of the deity)."

The actor further said, "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 larger than life hero for me and I connect with a lot of qualities."

When asked if he has taken any inspiration from Mohit Raina's rendition of Mahadeva, Vikkas said, "I personally do not take inspiration or follow anyone to prepare for a character. I feel I will lose the charm of the character and then it will not be my adaptation or process to get into the skin of it. At present, whenever we see the mention of Lord Shiva, viewers connect with a different image that has been portrayed before. My constant endeavour will be to do justice to the script and shape the character the way the creative team has put it forward."

The show went on air from September 23, 2019, and telecasts at 7 pm from Monday to Friday.

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