I can't even get close to Arun Govil: Gagan Malik

Usually actors aspire to play romantic or action roles, but Gagan Malik wanted to play the mythological character of Lord Ram -- he got the chance to do it in the latest version of "Ramayan". He says the character is a huge respon

Friday, August 31, 2012 | 3:11:08 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 29 Comments  |  7781 Views

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Usually actors aspire to play romantic or action roles, but Gagan Malik wanted to play the mythological character of Lord Ram -- he got the chance to do it in the latest version of "Ramayan". He says the character is a huge responsibility and he doesn't fear comparisons with Arun Govil.

"Comparisons are unlikely as I can't even get any closer to Arun Govilji (who played Lord Rama in the original 'Ramayan' televised series in 1987). I have tried to portray the character in my own style and with full conviction. I hope people like it too," Gagan told IANS.

"For a long time, I wanted to portray a role like this and finally I got the opportunity and I am very excited. It's a huge responsibility as people connect to it. We have grown up listening to 'Ramayan' and now being able to bring it to the younger generations, it feels really good," he added.

The actor, who made his small screen debut with popular TV soap "Kumkum", had to work a lot on his physique and body language for the role of Lord Ram.

"It was very important for me to get the look of Lord Rama right and understand it in a better way. I read a lot about it. I had to shed 7-8 kgs to get the look and I have also worked a lot on my body language. However, the spoken language is very simple so that was not a problem at all," he added.

The first televised version of "Ramayan" came in 1987, which was produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar. Produced under the Sagar Arts banner, it was a hit, and Arun Govil got his due for playing Lord Rama.

Another version, by the same production house, came in 2008 with actor Gurmeet Chowdhary playing the same role.

Following his father's footsteps, Moti Sagar recreates the magic once again with the new and simplified version that comes on Zee TV.

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  • Posted on: 26 September 2012 at 11:49pmNamzz

    Gagan, you are brilliant as Shri Ram. I enjoy watching you as Ram!

  • Posted on: 07 September 2012 at 10:51pmdharma22

    i hope u will write a new history in mytho world gagan ji.

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    dharma22
  • Posted on: 02 September 2012 at 10:12amCOLOGY

    All the very best Gagan ... Ramayan is beyond an epic... would love to see a better
    n advanced show In terms of technology .
    I liked the previous ramayans very much... hope this one will also be good.

    If Gurmeet gets tagged, count this comment
    to his part..
    love you Gurmeet.

  • Posted on: 01 September 2012 at 10:05pm123mitul

    all the best to Gagan...

    gurmeet was great as lord ram...

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    Princy360, ..RamKiJanaki..
  • Posted on: 01 September 2012 at 8:30amSmritiKatha

    GC looked way more better than him ..I don't like him much as RAM

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    Princy360

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  • Posted on: 01 September 2012 at 6:34amPrincy360

    GC will be tagged soon! So dont panic guys!!

  • Posted on: 01 September 2012 at 6:01amgurmeetno.1

    Plzz Tag Gurmeet Choudhary here, he was the best!!!

    gud luck gagan.

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    maashlover
  • Posted on: 01 September 2012 at 5:54amVERGO

    Love u Gurmeet Choudhary, u are the best!!!

    Tag him plz!!

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    maashlover, VERGO

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  • Posted on: 01 September 2012 at 5:53amshalini-cutie

    Our gurmeet is the best, please tag him soon!!

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    maashlover, VERGO
  • Posted on: 01 September 2012 at 5:49amGCcraziestFAN

    PLEASE TAG GURMEET CHOUDHARY!!!!

    He was awesome as Ram!

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    maashlover, VERGO

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