"I am fascinated with the character of Karan and the intensity of that role"

Says actor Ankit Mohan who will be seen playing the character of Ashwathama in the mythological show Mahabharat on Star Plus.

Monday, November 18, 2013 | 5:23:05 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Ashwathama's entry is soon to be seen in Sidharth Kumar Tewary's mythological show Mahabharat, which airs on Star Plus. As reported earlier that the character of Ashwathama will be played by the actor Ankit Mohan, who was seen in the reality show Roadies 4 on MTV India and has done many commercials too.

On the same we got in touch with the actor to know about his role, how is it working with the entire cast and the production house of the show, does he relate to his character of Ashwathama well and much more in conversation with TellyBuzz.

Read on to know more...

We quizzed Ankit to know on how he bagged the role of Ashwatama and he shares, "I had previously worked with Swastik Productions, so considering my acting skills and the way I work too, they offered me this mythological show. I was very happy to take it up as I thought I can portray this character. The character sketch of Ashwathama is negative but he always fights for right and that is what attracted me also I have a lot of shades to portray in my character, so I grabbed the opportunity."

Further talking about working with the Production house, he says "It is awesome working with the production house. As I said before that I have worked with this production house earlier as well, hence it is a very nice environment on the sets. The producer Siddharth Kumar Tewary is very co-operative and helping in nature. Also everybody on the sets are very dedicated towards their work and that is what motivates me to work even the harder. As I knew Sahadev (Lavanya Bharadwaj) and Yudishthir (Rohit Bharadwaj) from quite a long time, I am very much friends with them now and we all have a great time on the sets of the show."

Ankit says that he researched a lot after taking up the role of Ashwatama, "I researched a lot, read a lot of books and studied the character of Ashwathama very well. The best part was that even Rajat Kapur was impressed with me during the workshop which I took up. I have always believed in working hard and being able to do justice towards the roles that I have taken up."

We also quizzed him, to know on if he is given a chance to portray any character from Mahabharat then which one would he choose and why? And he replied, "I would really want to play the character of Karan. I am very much fascinated with the character of Karan and the intensity of that role."

Further talking about his career besides doing Mahabharat, we asked him on what are his other interests besides acting and he says, "I am a trained dancer, also I love reading novels, and like singing too. I am very much of a health freak so sometimes I go for a long walk with a bag full of bricks."

"I am very choosy when it comes to take up roles. I want to do only meaningful and intense roles in my life, something like the work done by the ace actors Pankaj Kapoor and Irrfan Khan. It is not just that I only want to play positive roles in my life, I want to explore my acting skills and also look forward to negative roles too as they give a lot of performance space," concludes Ankit, when asked him about his future plans.

Well this sounds really impressive! Way to go Ankit Mohan, we wish you all the very best for your future endeavors.

Krishma Solanki.


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Posted on: 07 July 2014 at 12:19am
You are great as Ashwathama! Luv you Ankit Mohan

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Posted on: 27 April 2014 at 10:07am
Ankit u r doing nyc job as Aswathama...
Love u Lavanya Bhardwaj.

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Posted on: 28 November 2013 at 7:18am
Like the way he emoted when Dron took his bow to shoot the elephant statue himself. Keep it up Ankit. We re expecting more

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Posted on: 22 November 2013 at 4:17am
The cast of Mahabharat is fantastic.
Bang on casting.
All the actors suit their characters perfectly.

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Posted on: 20 November 2013 at 10:58am
all actors and authors fascinates Karna's character .. there are so many writings on karna n from Aamir Khan to Mohit Raina all said d same ..

anyway this guy is good as Aswathama .. doing good job

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Posted on: 19 November 2013 at 2:39pm
It's obviously the same person whose comments r sandwiched between mine. Somethings fishy..

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Posted on: 18 November 2013 at 10:30pm
I love so much Mahabharat grt show...all artist just super duper...

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Posted on: 18 November 2013 at 10:23pm
Mahabharat is Grt show super Epic... all the best all artist ...

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Posted on: 18 November 2013 at 10:09pm
Mhabharat all the best all artist Best of luck.

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Posted on: 18 November 2013 at 9:57pm
Mhabharat super Epic all artist super...

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