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Baahubali writer doing a TV show proves small screen has bigger reach: Aarambh actor Tarun

Tarun Khanna, who will essay the role of Kayastha, the commander of the nomad Aryan army, says Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad’s decision to write a story for television shows that the small screen has a big reach.

tv Updated: May 22, 2017 17:13 IST
Ahmedabad, Press Trust of India
Baahubali,Aarambh,KV Vijayendra Prasad’
Tarun Khanna, who was seen as Raavan in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, will work alongside Rajneesh Duggal in Aarambh.

Actor Tarun Khanna has said Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad’s decision to write a story for television shows that the small screen has a big reach now and he is proud to be a part of the project.

Tarun Khanna will be seen essaying the role of Kayastha, the commander of the nomad Aryan army, whose sole mission is to fulfil his dying father’s last wish.

The 33-year-old actor said after penning a blockbuster like the Baahubali the veteran writer chose TV to present a fantasy epic like Aarambh, because he wanted to do justice to the story. “The biggest selling point of the show is Vijayendra sir... Someone who has made the biggest film in the history of India... If he’s choosing to make a TV show, it tells a lot about the small screen. He showed faith in us to do something of this scale on TV. It makes us want to give our best,” Tarun said at the launch of the show at Modhera’s Sun Temple.

Tarun Khanna debuted with Avinash IPS on Star Plus. Then he went on to act in Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai and Naam Gum Jayega with Gauri Pradhan. Following that he acted in a suspense soap on Star One, called Guns n Roses. He played Raavan in the popular TV show Devo Ke Dev Mahadev. He also worked with Varun Dhawan and John Abraham in Dishoom (2016).

Tarun said TV has become a lot more progressive. “Television is breaking stereotypes. Earlier, a demon was supposed to be fat and used to have a typical laugh. It’s not the case anymore. Whatever character I play, I try to play it like a real human being.”

The actor will be seen essaying the role of Kayastha, the commander of the nomad Aryan army, whose sole mission is to fulfil his dying father’s last wish.

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First Published: May 22, 2017 16:54 IST