Actor Sourabh Raaj Jain, who plays Mahadev in Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s Mahakaali – Anth Hi Aarambh Hai, says that he can relate a lot to his character. The actor adds that he loved being part of the show.
“Mahadev of Mahakaali is relatable in many ways. The most important characteristic is equality of gender which is the underlying theme of our show as well. It speaks about women empowerment, their strength, and their goals. At home, I am blessed to have two strong headed women – my mother and my wife. So I can relate to this character very well.”
Ask him which qualities of Lord Shiva does he love, and he said:
“Innumerable! But to name a few; egoless, passionate, compassionate. I read Shiv Sutras by Sukhbodhananda often.”
The actor has bonded well with the rest of the team as well.
“I have a good equation with all of them, Pooja and Kanan are my friends for a very long time. Most of my scenes are also with them, so we get to spend good time together.”
The actor does take some time to get ready every day for the shoot.
“I get ready in Mahadev’s get-up within 50minutes by the clock. But if it’s some other get-up, I need to be in which involves body paint then it takes anywhere between one and a half to two hours.”
This is far more than the time Sourabh would take to get ready for a regular show.
“I used to get ready within 30 minutes when I was part of a daily soap. So it takes longer time but it’s fun.”
Being part of a period drama can be taxing. While he would take time to get out of his character initially, even after leaving the set, he has got accustomed to it now.
“It used to happen to me earlier but now I have learned to temporarily forget my work once I leave my set.”
It seems that Sourabh’s fans, as well as others, are loving him in the show and often give him compliments.
“The best compliment I got was from Siddharth sir. He said that I did justice to the role. He is the one who gave me the opportunity to play Krishna in Mahabharat and now he is complimenting me for playing Shiva is a big deal.”