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Sohum Shah reveals he has “continued to try something really out of the box" with ‘Maharani’

For his role as Lalu Prasad Yadav in Maharani, Sohum Shah did not only prepare to get the correct dialect and tonality but also transformed physically to look the part...

2021-05-29T07:56:00Z
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Sohum Shah

Sohum Shah is that one actor who has delivered phenomenal performances on screen. His versatility and art of slipping into each character leaving no room for complaint is worth lauding. His work in films like Ship Of Thesus, Tumbbad and now in the series Maharani, is commendable. Not one role matches the other, which speaks greatly about his calibre. 

With an upcoming release, the actor is looking forward to seeing the audience's response to his character of a Bihari Politician. Sohum shares, "I am very excited for the release of Maharani. This indeed was a much-awaited one! Playing Bheema Bharti demanded to unleash a side of me that I had never met with and it was possible under the guidance of Subhash Sir. With Maharani, I have continued to try something really out of the box. I hope the viewers enjoy it."

For this role, he did not only prepare to get the correct dialect and tonality but also transformed physically to look the part. Gained a few kilos and also grew a moustache — a lot of effort and hard work went into becoming the character. His fans and audiences have loved his growth as an actor and right from the get-go he has been impressive.

While this performance is sure to take the viewers by surprise yet again and the actor is going to be showered with praises, next on cards for Sohum Shah is Excel Entertainment's Fallen.

Sohum gained a whopping 12 kgs to get the look of the politician he is portraying in the series. He is donning the role of a politician for the first time and also worked on getting the Bihari dialect right. Sharing screen with Huma Qureshi in the show — it is going to be a visual treat and the anticipation among his fans and audiences crosses all bounds.

From playing a role of a Maharashtrian in Tumbbad to playing a Gujarati in the upcoming film Big Bull and now a Bihari Politician, Sohum's calibre allows him to explore it all. He is that actor, every filmmaker can count on for slipping into the skin just right.


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