Mumbai: Salil Ankola, who plays the role of Surya Dev in “Karmphal Data Shani”, says he worked hard to get his Hindi diction right for the part.
“The character of Surya dev is larger than life. There is an aura around him. It’s a very demanding role. I had to work on the language, it has chaste Hindi and then I had to work on my physicality. I had never invested so much on any character so it was exciting as well as challenging,” Salil said.
“Karmphal Data Shani” is an upcoming television series, which is scheduled to premiere on 7 November and it will broadcast on Colors channel.
“It’s not a mythological show; it’s a period drama. The show is about Shanidev’s life and the reason behind his existence. People are often scared of Shanidev but there is nothing to be scared off. I believe whatever you do, comes back to you,” Salil said.
According to the 48-year-old actor, his costume weighs 22 kilos and the head gear is of five kilos and the axe that he has in his hand is of 13 kilos.
“I had to work on my physicality as I needed to look convincing with the heavy costume,” he said.
In the show, popular television actress Juhi Parmar plays his wife and the former cricketer is full of praise for his co-star.
“It was fantastic working with her. She is fun and very talented. I don’t know how she manages to cry without using glycerin,” Salil said.