Sourabh’s fas­ci­na­tion with mythol­ogy

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Af­ter 13 years as an ac­tor, Sourabh Raaj Jain, who has been part of hit shows such as Remix, Kasamh Se and Ut­taran, among oth­ers, is bet­ter known for play­ing God on TV. He has es­sayed the role of nu­mer­ous Gods in TV shows such as Jai Shri Kr­ishna, Devon Ke Dev...Ma­hadev and Ma­hab­harata, among oth­ers. While any other ac­tor might feel stereo­typed play­ing sim­i­lar roles, Sourabh doesn’t. “A role is a role is a role. I have been play­ing dif­fer­ent Gods on TV and th­ese roles are dif­fer­ent, and more dif­fi­cult than play­ing a hus­band or a lover in a typ­i­cal daily soap. I don’t feel stereo­typed at all. I feel elated with the kind of work I get be­cause I am do­ing what I love to do, which is act­ing.” Talk­ing about his ex­pe­ri­ences, he says, “Af­ter play­ing Lord Shiva, I played Lord Kr­ishna, which is a rare op­por­tu­nity for any ac­tor. Both Gods are dif­fer­ent in ap­pear­ance and in char­ac­ter, and the re­sponse for both was fab­u­lous. I loved play­ing Kr­ishna in Ma­hab­harat as the char­ac­ter had lay­ers and depth. It trans­formed me as a per­son too as it was an en­rich­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Play­ing Lord Shiva in my cur­rent show is also ful­fill­ing as an ac­tor.” Though Sourabh gets of­fers for fam­ily dra­mas as well but he feels he has “been there done that”. “The scale of mytho­log­i­cal shows is such that all the other shows that I have done look smaller in com­par­i­son. In re­al­ity, such shows are tougher with re­spect to nor­mal shows. One even takes longer to get ready and wear the ac­ces­sories and cos­tume for such shows.”

I loved play­ing Kr­ishna in Ma­hab­harata as the char­ac­ter had lay­ers and depth. It trans­formed me as a per­son too as it was an en­rich­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. SOURABH RAAJ JAIN, AC­TOR

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