Posted on September 26, 2019 at 6:20 am

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Vikkas Manaktala: I do not take inspiration or follow anyone to prepare for a character

Over the past decades, we have been treated to different mythological shows. But now we are in a treat for something new and different. Star Plus’ mythological show, Namah will unravel the unknown story of friendship between Lord Shiv & Lord Vishnu. Vikkas Manaktala will portray the role of Lord Shiva. Savi Thakur will be essaying the role of Lord Vishnu.


The actor has a different ideology when it comes to Lord Shiva and his rendition on Indian television. Vikkas shared,

“When Namah came my way, I was very impressed with the way this role was penned and exactly the way I wanted to portray him (as per my understanding of the deity). This was a dream come true for me and I consider this opportunity as a form of Lord Bholenath’s blessings for me. I believe a lot in the process of learning and workshops that I attend for my preparations. My understanding and belief of Lord Shiva is that he is a larger than life hero for me and I connect with a lot of qualities.”

When asked if Vikkas Manaktala has taken any inspiration from Mohit Raina’s rendition of Mahadeva, Vikkas said,

“I personally do not take inspiration or follow anyone to prepare for a character. I feel I will lose the charm of the character and then it will not be my adaptation or process to get into the skin of it. At present, whenever we see the mention of Lord Shiva, viewers connect with a different image that has been portrayed before. My constant endeavor will be to do justice to the script and shape the character the way the creative team has put it forward.”

Vikkas has been preparing for this dream role from the last few months now.

Namah will air on Star Plus every Monday to Friday at 7:00 pm

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