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Over the course of history, India has been led by some of the most notable leaders who have served as an inspiration for all and one such prominent leader is Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Known as the father of the Indian Constitution, he etched a prominent place in millions of hearts and his legacy is indeed unparalleled.
And TV has come up with a brand new show on the lesser known life and journey of the great leader titled Ek Mahanayak- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. We got in touch with actor Prasad Jawade, who is seen playing the titular character in the show and he happily shared with us how he landed the role, his preparations to get into the skin of the character and much more.
Speaking about how he landed the role and how is the experience of playing such a prominent personality, Prasad says, “Well, I auditioned for the role and got it. Earlier I used to know about Baba Saheb Ambedkar as much as all the common people know through the textbooks of school, but there is so much more to his story. When I got the role, I started reading about him, his biography and also his autobiography which was amazing and eye-opening. I truly believe that his story needs to be told and only in a series format because it’s a huge story and I don’t think a film or a documentary can do justice to it.”
When asked about how he prepared himself to get into the skin of the character, Prasad says, “I think it’s a huge responsibility to play such a character and when you get the opportunity, the first thing to do is to know everything about the personality and every detail about his life. Knowing about him is the basic job that I’m doing right now, apart from that, looking like him is my goal. I had lost a lot of weight before this show and apparently now I have to gain a lot of weight. Not just that, but I have also enrolled myself in a law college in Pune, just to know a bit about the Constitution.”