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Playing a father made me realise that I would love to be a father someday: Nishant Malkhani

Nishant aka Shivraj of Dangal TV’s Rakshabandhan: Rasaal Apne Bhai Ki Dhaal opens up on his wish of becoming a father someday.

Published: Wednesday,Oct 20, 2021 10:53 AM GMT-06:00
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Nishant Singh Malkani

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Nishant Malkhani essayed the role of a father in Beyond Dreams Entertainment's ongoing show 'Rakshabandhan: Rasaal Apne Bhai Ki Dhaal'. Though he had earlier played a dad in 'Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega', the current show was his first full-fledged role as a father.

Talking about portraying fatherly emotions on-screen, he said, "This is the first time I have done a full-on fatherly role with two little kids, and honestly speaking, I think it was a beautiful experience because I got to explore the fatherly side of myself and I realized how much I love kids and how much I would love to be a father someday. So, thanks to 'Rakshabandhan...' I have had the realization that I want to be a father someday."

When the show started, he played Umed Pratap Singh, a single father of two kids – Rasaal and Shivraj. Asked if there were any apprehensions about playing a father on-screen, he said, "My character was of course a father to two kids but otherwise he is shown to be a really handsome dude with Rajasthani royal looks. He was shown like a king with a nice mustache and there are so many scenes where he is fighting like an action hero. He is showing off his body while working out. So of course, he's a single father but a very attractive, very loving man. And I think overall looks-wise, Umed Pratap Singh was one of the most good-looking characters that I have ever played."

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After Umed's death, the show takes a leap and Nishant is then seen as Shivraj. He said that he is lucky that he got to explore this concept of playing both son and father on-screen and added, "I never thought this would happen with me because usually most of the time this happens with the female leads of a show."

He further said, "But like I keep saying, I am always very lucky when it comes to television. I get very male-centric roles in male-centric stories too. So, in this show, when I played Umed Pratap Singh and now that I play his son, Shivraj, both characters are the center of the show, the story and the actual male protagonist of the show. So, I think it is a wonderful opportunity for me to explore this and show that I can play the father and the son and do a convincing job out of it."

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