Danish Akhtar, a wrestler who has now turned actor, will be seen playing the role of Hanuman in popular mythological show Siya Ke Ram. He says that he never thought of acting in his life and it’s like a dream for him but is “excited” to start shooting for the show.
“I never thought that I would end up coming in this field. Everything feels like a dream. Nikhil Sinha (director of the show) saw one of my wrestling matches and that’s when he discovered me and discussed his excitement about taking me on board,” Danish said in a statement.
“It was his vision that convinced me to try out for this role. I have been working on my acting skills since the last three months and reading up on the character to be able to portray it in the desired way. I am really excited and can’t wait to begin shooting,” he added.
Danish says playing Hanuman is special for him as he is his “one of the most lovable characters in Ramayan”.
“The makers have taken more than three months to lock the final look of Hanuman and have also done a detailed study on how the character will shape up. From the jewellery to the ‘Gada’, the makers have made special alteration to get the right look,” he said.