"I was reluctant to take up the offer to play Nandi" : Kumar

However, now Kumar Hegde is enjoying every bit of his role in Devon ke Dev. Mahadev.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 5:15:35 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Kumar Hegde who is seen as Nandi in the show 'Devon Ke Dev. Mahadev' on Life Ok, had earlier made an impressive mark in various shows and had also played a pivotal role in his previous show 'Sai Baba'.

TellyBuzz decided to know further from the actor.

Talking about his role Nandi, Kumar  said, "I am enjoying every bit of my role in Mahadev as Nandi. I have done so many roles so far,right from 'Prithviraj Chauhan' to 'Sai Baba' but my real face was shown in Mahadev."

When asked him what made him choose this role of Nandi he said, "I will be very honest, I wasn't keen to take up this character as this character would simply say 'Har Har Mahadev'. At that time I had also signed a different show but later on I made up my mind to give this one a shot and I now feel happy about my decision"

Elaborating more about the character Kumar went on to say, "Now the character has various emotions. He is not simply standing beside the Lord and praising him as it was mentioned in the book. I am happy that the makers have modified it and I have got a very good role to portray."

When asked how does it feel to be part of Devon Ke Dev. Mahadev, he says, "People usually pray to god early in the morning but for me going on the sets and doing this show is itself is a divine opportunity and I feel as if I am meeting God everyday."

About the cast and the crew he has this to say, "They all are amazing and are very good, humble and cooperative people. They are the reason I gave a thought to be part of the show. Mohit Raina certainly fits the bill of Mahadev."

Kumar also reveals his future plans, "I would like to take up new shows which have a grey shade to the character and also would want to continue with Mahadev too" he ended.

Here's wishing Kumar Hegde all the best for his future!
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Posted on: 01 August 2013 at 9:55am
Thank you Kumarji for haven taken up the role of Nandi. Nobody could have done the role better than you.

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Posted on: 01 August 2013 at 2:43am
Fabulous actor one of the best choices ever for the role. Kudos to the team for casting so perfect for the role of Nandi and thnx for getting us this article TB.

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Posted on: 01 August 2013 at 12:46am
One of the nice actor in TV industry...

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Posted on: 01 August 2013 at 12:18am
Kumar and the writers of the show have given so much of importance and life to the role of Nandi. Not sure whether anyone else can carry out the role of Nandi as good as Kumar Hedge; his eyes has so much of purity and devotion... Hats off to him for such a mindblowing performance all the time

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Posted on: 31 July 2013 at 10:45pm
Kumar has made the character of Nandi memorable and people will remember him in this role for a long time to come just like Mohit with Mahadev.

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Posted on: 31 July 2013 at 10:35pm
Nandi's jannmkatha..his bhakkti for Mahadev ..his love &care for Bholenath's family..addbhut.. !!.. Nandi Jallandhar yuddhh...Raavan-Nandi scenes..all super Great ..unforgettable... all thanks to Mr.Kumar Hegde&TeamDKDM..undoubtedly The Best..!!!.. Mahadev Ke Raam..Raamayan...Super Great going..Jai Sia Raam..Thanks I-F

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Posted on: 31 July 2013 at 10:39am
Thanks for this article TB. Kumar is a class actor. Loved him in Bairi Piya and happy to see him in such a prominent role in Mahadev.

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Posted on: 31 July 2013 at 7:45am
Kumar Hegde does a great job as Nandi in DKDM, and I'm missing him in the show at the moment! The God-devotee relationship between Mahadev and Nandi has been shown well, and both Mohit Raina and Mr Hegde do very well in their scenes together. Nandi has had some of the most awesome and funniest dialogues, and some excellent emotional and comedy scenes. Very well done to Mr Hegde, especially for being able to do the really funny scenes/say funny things while keeping a straight face! Thanks for this article, TB! Its good to hear from supporting actors as well! :-)

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Posted on: 31 July 2013 at 7:19am
The great actor.He is portraying Nandi character very uniquely & will always be remembered.

I knew her from Saibaba time on Star Plus & then Star Utsav as Vaidyaji.

Thanks TB that you have given interview article on this great actor.Because no one in media,interested to give side characters article though they are very much talented.

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