An elaborate set, relevant props and elegant jewellery are the key elements that define the true character played by an actor, especially if it is a mythological one. While some accessories simplify the challenges of an actor in playing the role, some turn out to be challenges themselves.
Television actor Nirbhay Wadhwa has been facing a similar challenge as he shoots for &TV’s upcoming mythological show, Kehet Hanuman Jai Shri Ram. Essaying the fierce, evil and powerful character of Bali, the Vanar king of Kishkindha kingdom, Nirbhay has been using a 9kg Gadda to depict his fight scenes. The prop that has been created using steel brings out the essential authentic and raw feel of the character. It has been customised to the character of Bali and is currently the only heavy prop assigned to the actor.
While Nirbhay is accustomed to heavy weights owing to his rigorous gym routine, he still faces slight struggles with this prop. “I am used to carrying heavy weights but managing the heavy Gadda comes as a struggle when I have to use it for the fight scenes and hit someone it.
It has a difficult grip and I have to ensure to keep my force and energy low so as to not cause any damage or injury. Having said that I feel the prop helps bring out the strength and expressions of my character very evidently on-screen. We have been looking to replace this one with a lighter version but till then I am trying to accustom myself to the weight.” commented Nirbhay.
&TV’s upcoming show Kahat Hanuman…Jai Shri Ram is a captivating tale of Lord Hanuman which is set to take the viewers on an interesting mythological journey of how Bal Hanuman eventually emerges as the greatest devotee of Lord Ram and manages to bring a successful end to Ravana’s reign of terror.