Nitish Bharadwaj Plays Lord Krishna After 25 Years
Nitish Bharadwaj became one of the most successful and popular actors on television for his portrayal of lord Krishna in Doordarshan’s hugely popular serial ‘Mahabharat’. The year was 1988 when Bharadwaj became an over night star and people would touch his feet wherever he went. Now, for the first time in 25 years, Bharadwaj has made a comeback as Lord Krishna on stage in his theatrical offering, ‘Chakravyuh’, which was staged in Lucknow on Saturday.
Playing his favourite character Krishna after more than two and a half decades, has Nitish excited, “Krishna will always remain my favourite role. Krishna was a part of me not only as an actor but his philosophy also pulled me through all the lows and tough phases of my life. So I believe that it has become a integral part of me and I think I know him much better now than I knew him while doing Mahabharat,” says Bharadwaj.
After playing this iconic character, Bharadwaj was seen playing Krishna in a lot of other mythological shows like ‘Geeta Rahasya’, ‘Vishnu Puran’. He also played the role of Lord Ram in BR Chopra’s ‘Ramayana’ in 2003, in which Union Minister Smriti Irani played the role of Sita. But Nitish says that though he has played mostly mythological characters, his approach towards each role has been with a fresh perspective. He says, “Just because I did mostly mythological serials doesn’t mean that I didn’t treat them differently. They are different characters for me and I feel the only difference between mythological roles and regular characters is of costumes.”