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‘Baal Shiv’ Actor Tej Sapru Talks About His Deep Adoration For Lord Shiva

In a recent interview, the actor spilled out about his role, faith in Lord Shiva, and more.

After dedicating more than 40 years to the Indian entertainment industry, veteran actor Tej Sapru will now be seen portraying the role of Prajapati Daksh in &TV’s Baal Shiv. The character will bring high voltage drama to the track for the viewers. In a recent interview, the actor spilled out about his role, faith in Lord Shiva, and more.

When asked about his role the actor said: “I am an ardent believer of Lord Shiva, and any role that makes me feel his presence will always be a role that interests me. Prajapati Daksh is a very powerful character, and this is not the first time I am portraying him on screen. I had done a movie years back in which I played the same role. The film is still played at the Maa Ambe temple for the devotees who want to understand the whole story behind Lord Shiva’s life, and it is one of the most blessed feelings for me”.

The “Baal Shiv” actor said how he bagged the role: “I am always inclined towards powerful characters, and when the production house, Zee Studios, reached out to me for Daksh’s character, I could not say no, and after doing a look test for them, I was finalized for the character”.

Tej Sapru revealed why he wasn’t nervous about playing the role: “Right from childhood, I have been a worshipper of Lord Shiva. I remember going to a Shiv temple in Jammu and observing fast on Mondays. Even today, my day starts and ends by saying the Shiv Kawach because the power I feel with it is unexplainable. I believe Lord Shiva is the director of my life and connects me to the larger universe. I would do any role that helps portray Lord Shiva’s life, even if it is against him on screen. Lord Shiva is the constant motivator and a guide in my life. So, I am not nervous because Lord Shiva is with me throughout my journey”

When asked about his favorite genres that he likes to explore, the actor said: “Other than mythology, the historical genre excites me the most. I have always been in awe of historical heroes. I graduated in history to understand my connection with the subject. In the journey of 42 years in the entertainment industry, I do not feel any genre has been left unexplored. However, as an actor, I keep myself open to trying every new thing that comes my way”.

The actor revealed why he loves playing villainous characters: “I come from the time when villains had their fan following. Interestingly, I have played son to the most iconic villains of the Bollywood industry, including the late Amrish Puri, Gulshan Grover, and Pran. I loved playing the villainous characters, but it was not a choice. Rather, my action sequences attracted the audiences and directors so much that I started getting offers to play the dashing villain who’s also amazing at doing an action. I have played so many villainous characters that naming one would be an injustice. However, my character of Teja in “Mr. India” got me recognition”.

“After doing so many characters in 13 different languages in more than four decades, asking for other’s characters would be too much”, the actor further added.

Talking about his journey so far in the industry, the actor said: “The journey has been a rollercoaster ride with many ups and downs. But I would say in these 40 years, never came the point when I felt I was out of work, for which again I would like to thank Lord Shiva and the people who have helped me become who I am today”.

Finally, the actor disclosed his upcoming projects: “There are a few projects of movies and series I am shooting for and are in the pipeline to release. The roles are very different and will focus on various genres. I could not be more excited for all of you to see them”.

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