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Talking about the show Manav says, "Yes, I play an important character named Sanjay in Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi
. It is that of Gautami Kapoor
family friend and I think it will be a lengthy role. I have just
started shooting for the same and I still have to get more details about
my role from the creative team."
is currently also seen as Andhak in Devon ke Dev. Mahadev... so what
happens to it? "The role of Andhak is a cameo. We have shot for it and
completed the track too." This is his first attempt at doing a
mythological show, what attracted him towards playing a blind character?
"The canvas of Devon ke Dev. Mahadev is huge and very different from
the regular mythological shows. The way it is scripted and presented is
noteworthy so when they called me I took a call considering that it was a
very popular show liked by many. The language and the sensibilities as
well as the way they have tried to portray a secular world is something
which I liked. Since I don't watch fiction shows on TV, I had never seen
the show earlier but I have been watching it lately and it does look
good. When I got into the costume of Andhak it was a different feeling
altogether. It was similar to playing a blind man on the street but on a
larger than life canvas. I realized it was a huge character to play and
gave my full 100% to it."
Manav is now busy with his new show, it also helped that his track of
Andhak was shot at a fast pace without dragging the track, "It is a
power packed, crisp track and I was happy that we finished the shoot
bang on with full energy." The show will have a maha-episode which will
have a fight between Andhak and Mahadev, "Andhak is shown to be an ansh
(born out of) of Mahadev but he does not know of it. He is blind and has
been pushed in a corner he turns aggressive and gets powers to destroy
the Gods which corrupts his mind. Andhak is cynical, arrogant and very
difficult. He falls for a woman who has been kind to him not knowing
that it is Parvati, his mother. In the end there is a war between him
and Mahadev with Kali Maa too. Symbolically it means that the darkness
which is inherent in people needs to be defeated."
act even though it is a cameo has been noticeable for his acting
prowess and even though he comes on screen blindfolded his dimples and
fit body make him look ever so attractive. What is the secret behind
this? "Well I don't have to make a lot of attempt to look fit because
surprisingly I look very good and fit on screen as compared to real
life" laughs Manav who is an expert swimmer and a regular on the cricket
field playing in various cricket tournaments. "My dad is an athlete and
I have been a sportsperson too so I guess it is all natural. I don't
even get time for regular work outs" adds Manav who prefers to spend
quality time playing with his one year old daughter Zahra and actor wife
Shweta Kawaatra when he is not shooting.
the moment they both are abroad for a vacation and the family man that
he is Manav ends on a wistful note, "I am missing them!"