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Mukesh Khanna on his struggle before Mahabharat: ‘People labelled me as a flop actor, I was deeply disappointed’

Mukesh Khanna, who shot to fame because the Bhishma Pitamah of BR Chopra’s Mahabharat earlier than making it large as Shakiman, has credited the present for bringing a few huge change in his performing profession. The actor has revealed he was so upset along with his collection of flops that he refused to face folks.

The actor advised Times of India in an interview, “Before bagging the role in Mahabharat, I had done many films that were big flops. People labelled me as a flop actor and I was deeply disappointed with the way things were going. When I travelled by train, people used to recognise me and ask me if I was Mukesh Khanna, but I used to deny it and say I was his brother. I just did not want to face people. However, after Mahabharat, life took a new turn and I am happy that I did justice to my role and people loved me for it.”

Mukesh additionally offers credit score to his position which made viewers conscious concerning the story of Bhishma in Mahabharat. “I would like to give a large part of the credit of our roles in ‘Mahabharat’ to Dr Rahi Masoom Raza, who wrote our dialogues. He used to tell me how on seeing me, his pen used to write non-stop about my character (smiles). Back then, Bhishmapitamah made me a household name,” he mentioned.

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The nationwide lockdown resulting from coronavirus pandemic, which started on March 25 and is about to go on until at the very least May 31, has led to manufacturing shutdowns and a freeze on recent episodes of present TV reveals, forcing channels to dig into their archives to carry again outdated favourites, together with the primary main TV retelling of the epics, Ramayan and Mahabharat.

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Not solely this, the Broadcast Audience Research Council has revealed mythological reveals equivalent to Ramayan and Mahabharat has helped to bolster tv viewers and promoting revenues for another week of the COVID-19 lockdown. “Mythological shows have become the main source of entertainment among the Hindi general entertainment channels (GEC),” the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) mentioned, including that such reveals contribute a whopping 43 p.c of the entire Hindi GEC style, which is the largest class of TV channels.

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