'Maintaining the image of Prithviraj is a tough job' - Anas Rashid

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Monday, November 19, 2007 | 9:09:23 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: india-forums.com  |  Comments 6 Comments  |  18873 Views


One of the biggest Primetime historical series, Prithvi Raj Chauhan has always kept its viewers hooked to the Television sets. After getting a huge success, the series has now crossed another milestone with Prithvi Raj Chauhan getting a more youthful look. He will be seen winning crucial battles, accepting major challenges and leading himself to become the leader. Anas Rashid, who has already executed his acting skills in big soaps like Kahiin Toh Hoga, has now accepted this challenge of playing this very role of a historical character as Yuva Prithvi Raj Chauhan.

Anas Rashid feels great and very responsible to make an entry into this historical series with high TRP. “It is a huge responsibility on my shoulders to maintain the image of Prithvi Raj Chauhan. We have read in the history books about him, and will have an image of his in our mind. To fulfill that image is very difficult. I am working very hard towards it. And as a team, we are trying to do everything possible so that viewers get to know the Indian history and understand this leader. I feel more responsible because I need to put myself in the place of the great king”. So, how were you approached for this role? “The auditions had been taking place for the past 12 months and the team could not find anyone suitable for this role. They needed someone who can replace Rajat and someone who also looks similar to him. My secretary came to know about it, and asked me to give an audition. I was tested for various aspects like horse riding, how comfortable I am with using the weapons etc. Later, I was selected for the role and I am very happy to have got it”.

As this role is of a historical character, Anas also had to prepare himself for this. “I Keeping the image intact of a king is a tough job. The directors and writers have helped me a lot. They explain and guide me through every sequence. I understand the emotions better from my writers because one cannot get that by reading a book. Viewers should feel that essence, which is more important”, says the youngster. About learning to ride a horse he says, “I have never done horse riding before. Yes, I have sat on a horse once or twice but never knew how to ride. It just took me two days to learn. There was a coach appointed who taught me this and then I learnt it myself by practice”. How about usage of weapons? “There are fight masters who help me with that. I learn and by practice, it becomes perfect”. Adds Anas, “Rajat has created an image among the viewers and he has won many hearts. I need to maintain the same image for which I am trying my best”.

And his message to his fans - “Please keep watching the show. There is so much of hard work that we put to make the series. We are trying to keep forward the history to the viewers so they can be aware of the Indian history. It is different from the usual Saas-Bahu soaps. Also do not compare the young Prithvi to the Yuva Prithvi Raj Chauhan. Both are different roles, and I hope all my fans will keep watching the show without fail”.

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  • Posted on: 18 May 2012 at 3:45pmRanjeeta_

    Both Anas and Rajat were awesome in their respective characters. Anas you did a good job as elder Prithvi, it was nice to see you portraying this role :)

  • Posted on: 20 July 2010 at 10:40pmranijirawat

    anas rashid

    always keep smiling.........:-)

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  • Posted on: 16 July 2010 at 4:11amranijirawat

    Always keep smiling..............:-)

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  • Posted on: 20 November 2007 at 10:15amumi82990

    Good article/pictures.
    Thanks.

  • Posted on: 19 November 2007 at 3:17pmmaha786

    i can really understand the prb of anas rashid coz rajat tokas has left a huge impact on everybody tht its difficult to imagine anybody else but him for prithviraj chauhan but all the best anas u will def do a gr8 job and i know u r coz the fans of this show will not let u down

  • Posted on: 19 November 2007 at 4:32amremixrulz

    he is doin a good job n im sure the viewers are gonna remain loyal

  • Posted on: 18 November 2007 at 11:29pm-Liana-

    keep goinig on

    u r doing good job,keep it up!!!
    Best wishes

  • Posted on: 18 November 2007 at 10:11pmIriss

    thanx

    ha has indeed done a gud job

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