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Posted: 24 September 2013 at 3:18am | IP Logged


Mythological and historical shows are a lot of hard work. The actors tell us why

Stuti Agarwal

    Grand canvas. Illustrious characters. Regal affair. Mythological and historical shows are here to rule the small screen and garner TRPs like no other. But making this blast from the past' look convincing is no mean feat, say myth merchants. Not only do the actors need to work on their physique, dialect and body language, it's increasingly becoming important for them to pick up skills like horse-riding, elephant taming, archery and sword fighting et al. We go beyond the reel to find out how hard work is paying off in real.

NAME: Shaheer Sheikh SHOW: Mahabharat CHARACTER:Arjun SKILLS:Ancient weaponry TALK BACK: I've learnt ancient ways of combat like cane fighting. I'm also honing my skills in archery, horse-riding and sword fighting. Since I studied in a Urdu medium school, I've trained under a Hindi teacher for diction. It was important as I need to be comfortable while delivering the lines.

NAME: Mohit Raina SHOW: Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev CHARACTER: Mahadev SKILLS: Kathak TALK BACK: I'm a trained dancer, but I had to learn Kathak since tandavinvolves this form of dance. Indian classical dance is very difficult and happens to be different from jive and hip hop, which I had learnt in the past. Learning Kathak has been a whole new experience.

NAME: Rohit Bharadwaj SHOW: Mahabharat CHARACTER: Yudhisthir SKILLS: Throwing spears TALK BACK: I've picked up acrobatics apart from learning to throw spears. Action director Anand Shetty showed us some skills. Once, while riding a horse, I fell off and hurt myself badly. I've been a theatre actor and wouldn't go to the gym as it restricts movement. But now, I've started hitting the gym to build the physique required for Yudhisthir.

NAME: Faisal Khan SHOW: Bharat Ka Veer Putra " Maharana Pratap CHARACTER: Maharana Pratap SKILLS: Horse-riding TALK BACK: This is my first show, so I had to start from the basics, working on both acting and body language. I did workshops on language training, horse-riding and sword fighting. Initially, I was very scared of riding a horse, but now I can do so with a considerable speed. It's been a good learning experience.

Krip Suri SHOW: Savitri CHARACTER: Rahukaal SKILLS: Sword fighting TALK BACK: Twenty five days before the shoot, I picked up sword fighting. I would practise for three hours daily. We started with sticks, moved to wooden swords and finally, took to original swords weighing around five kilos. But I haven't injured myself or my opponent, thanks to the rigorous training. I also did weight training for four months.

NAME:Charu Shankar SHOW: Malikaa CHARACTER: Mehrunissa SKILLS: Archery TALK BACK: Since Mehrunissa is a proficient archer, my co-actor Karanvir Sharma and I had to practise archery every day. Also, I went to the National Museum in Delhi to see paintings from the Mughal era just to get acquainted with Mehrunissa's world. While shooting in Bikaner, I dabbled in horse-riding, which I had learnt as a youngster.

Rishabh Sharma SHOW: Jai Jai Jai Bajrangbali CHARACTER: Bal Hanuman SKILLS: Archery TALK BACK: To master the way Hanumanji walks, talks and fights, I had to go through various workshops and training modules. Being Hanuman, I require to fly' in a lot of scenes. I trained in flying' for two weeks. Even though the harness ensures my safety, I have to get the act right, since my body has to remain parallel to the ground.

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Posted: 14 October 2013 at 4:31am | IP Logged

Raqesh Vashisth and Riddhi Dogra come together for Jai Maa Vindhyavasini!

Raqesh Vashisth and Riddhi Dogra come together for Jai Maa Vindhyavasini!

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Recently it was reported that television's good looking couple Raqesh Vashisth and Riddhi Dogra has been approached for couple dance reality show Nach Baliye season 6. But before they make their entry in the dance show, they will together appear on a daily soap Jai Maa Vindhyavasini, being aired on BIG MAGIC channel.

It is gathered that they will highlight the special moments from the serial and take viewers through Shiv and Gauri's love story. "Shiv and Gauri's friendship has stood the test of time and blossomed into a wonderful relationship. Going through an emotional turmoil, Shiv had finally proposed Gauri but caught in a moral dilemma, Gauri was unable to profess her feelings towards Shiv," sources confirmed.

The Jai Maa Vindhyavasini's pyaar ka saffar with Riddhi and Raqesh will introduce the romance between Shiv and Gauri from the start.

The show has begun from 12th October and will air everyday at 8:30am on BIG MAGIC!

Source: TNN

Edited by mire220 - 14 October 2013 at 4:27am

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