Sony TV is all set to take the audience back in the era of Lord Hanuman with its new mythological series Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman. The show is going to offer something different to the audience where Lord Krishna will narrate the story of Lord Hanuman.
Popular actor Gagan Malik, last seen as Lord Ram on Zee TV's Ramayana will be seen essaying triple roles - Lord Krishna, Lord Rama and Lord Vishnu, on the show Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan. In a candid chat with Gagan Malik, we get to know few more things about his character, his life, future plans and much more.
Gagan talks about his triple roles - Playing triple role on the show is a biggest challenge for me. I have played Lord Ram on-screen before in Ramayan and I am blessed to get the opportunity of playing this character again and convey his teachings to the people. I will also be playing the character of Sri Krishna on the show. Sri Krishna will narrate all the facts and stories about Hanuman along with giving nice message to the audience. Playing Krishna in the show is a challenge and I have accepted it. I hope that the audience will like it. My third character in the show will be of Lord Vishnu. The character will have really good VFX. I am wearing heavy jewellery and costumes and its not easy. I just hope that I live up to everyone's expectations.
What was Gagan busy with post Ramayan - I have done a movie in Srilanka, Siddhartha - The Buddha in which I essayed the character of Lord Buddha. The movie has broken all the records in Srilanka. I have get to learn a lot of things. The movie was shown in different countries - Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia. While I was in Srilanka, I met the top monks of South Asian Countries and Dalai Lama, former President of Srilanka. I went to all the villages and cities of Vietnam for premier of the movie. Apart from these, I also started an NGO. So, these are the things that kept me and just after returning from Srilanka, I got offer for this role and I took it.
Gagan wants to play roles that convey a good message - Playing such characters have made me strong and now I afraid of anything in this world. For my profession too, I am not afraid of being typecast. There was a time when I meditated for 8 long hours and that can happen only when you are strongly focused. The people of South Asian Countries believes me strongly and if they will see me in any other kind of role then that will hurt their belief. I have also been told that I should do good roles like these. So, I try my best to take up roles through which I can convey good messages to people and contribute for the betterment of the society.
Gagan reveals about his Mother's inclinations towards spirituality - In 2008, I was signed to play the role of Lord Krishna on Mahabharat and for that I left everything and devoted myself to research about Lord Krishna. Unfortunately, the show couldn't go on floors then and it recently aired on Star Plus. At that time I was already playing the role of Ram on Ramayan. My Mother is a big devotee of Lord Ram. She has written Ram's name for 1.5 Crores times and deposited it in the bank of Ayodhya. She has read Ramayana for 200 times in 7 years and have been eating Satwik Food only. Recently, my mom told me that she has become Sri Krishna's devotee in last 2 years and I think it's my mom's blessing that I am getting a chance to play the role. She gets emotional seeing in this avatar.
It's a learning experience for Gagan as well - I am getting to learn a lot and I feel blessed to play triple roles on the show. I love to do any kind of character which has something good to teach and something which the entire family can sit together and watch. My characters have so much to learn from and whatever I am speaking on the show, I am try to implement the same on me. I would like to thank all my fans for loving me always. I will try my best to give my best to everything and make everyone happy. My apologies, in advance, if I will go wrong.
Good luck Gagan!