Veteran actor Ashutosh Rana, who played an antagonist in films like Sangharsh (1999) and Dushman (1998) is returning to where he came from - the small screen.
He will play the role of a villain, in telly serial Kali Ek Agni Pariksha, which will be equivalent to that of Gabbar Singh. The show will be aired on Star Plus. Rana started his career with iconic TV serial Swabhimaan and went on to star in Farz, Sazish, Kabhi Kabhi before moving into films. Rana is best remembered for his character roles and excellent portrayal of negative characters such as the dreaded Gokul Pandit, a cold blooded psychopath killer in Dushman and fearsome Lajja Shankar Pandey in Akshay Kumar - Preity Zinta starrer Sangharsh.
He is also popular in Southern cinema.