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Actor Sourabh Raaj Jain relates to the character of Shiva


Actor Sourabh Raaj Jain, who plays the role of Mahadev in Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s Mahakaali–Anth Hi Aarambh Hai, says he can relate a lot to his character. “Mahadev of Mahakaali is relatable in many ways. The most important characteristic is equality of gender which is the underlying theme of our show as well. It speaks about women empowerment, their strength, their goals. At home, I am blessed to have to strong headed women, my mother and my wife. So I can relate to this character verywell,” he says.

Ask him which qualities of Lord Shiva does he love, and the actor is quick to add, “Innumerable! But to name a few: egoless, passionate, compassionate. I read Shiv sutras by Sukhbodhananda often.”

The actor has bonded well with the rest of the team as well. “I have a good equation with all of them, Pooja and Kanan are my friends from very long time and most of my scenes are also with them, so we get to spend good time together,” he says.

Playing a mythological character is not easy, especially when it comes to Indian Gods. And while it may be easy to get in character, getting out off it is something that Sourabh had troubles initially. The actor confesses that he would take time to leave Shiva on the set, even after the shooting was long over. “It used to happen to me earlier but now I have learned to temporarily forget my work once I leave my set,” he says.