The historical Sony TV drama "Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap" takes a leap and Ssharad Malhotra now will be seen as the grown up Pratap.
"We all have heard Pratap and Chetak's stories since childhood and I never thought I would get to play him one day. It is an honour and we are trying to make it as authentic as possible," said Sharad.
He said Faisal Khan, who played the young Pratap, did a great job and left the show on a high note and he hopes to take the character even higher.
"Faisal worked really hard and he took Maharana Pratap's legacy forward in the best way and he left it at a high point. So, my responsibility is to take it higher in a grand way," Ssharad said here on the sets of the show.
He hopes the audiences accept the change in the track, which will be seen from Tuesday.
"Now that Pratap has grown up, we are trying to portray his entry in a grand manner. Everything will be grander now - the sets, costumes, and fights. I hope people like it and they accept the change," he said.
In his quest to do justice with the role, Sharad did a lot of research about Maharana Pratap.
Ssharad's last show on television was "Banoo Main Teri Dulhann", which ended in 2009.
In 2012, he did a film titled "From Sydney with Love".