These are the great actors who were taught to rule the big screen from the small screen. Name Mukesh Khanna. And we knew him as great father Bhishma for many years. And then as ‘Shaktimaan’. Mukesh Khanna was born on 23 June 1958 in Mumbai.
And he took formal training in acting by attending the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. There were even bigger names in his batch like Naseeruddin Shah and Shakti Kapoor. Although he usually acted in films, he made his mark with BR Chopra’s TV series ‘Mahabharata’.
When BR Chopra was about to start shooting for the TV series ‘Mahabharat’ his directors started looking for actors who were tall. So he saw Mukesh Khanna like this. Initially he was asked to play the role of Duryodhana. But since it was a negative role, Mukesh Khanna refused.
And he got the role of Devavrata or the great father Bhishma. And Puneet Issar played the role of Duryodhana. Mukesh Khanna was often asked why he never wanted to do negative roles. Mukesh Khanna felt that people who do positive roles should never play negative roles, especially heroes.
After the TV serial ‘Mahabharata’ that he would never be able to break his image of the great bearded father. And this proved to be true to a large extent. Mukesh Khanna was cast as Firoz Khan in the film ‘Yalgaar’. And it became a joke in the industry that Mukesh Khanna did not sport a beard in ‘Yalgaar’.
And Firoz Khan himself looked quite old. So everyone used to laugh that father is 65 years old and son is 55 years old. And anyway he got bored doing bearded rolls. Keeping a beard was a big problem. Mukesh Khanna used to praise the West actor, Clint Eastwood did a lot at the beginning of his career.
But later he felt that being an actor is not enough, studying acting. Everything happens inside the human mind. Mukesh Khanna also did a lot of work in his heavy voice. He would go to the British Library and read books on how to improve his voice. The image of Mukesh Khanna changed a bit when he came as a superhero for children.
Initially it was believed that ‘Shaktimaan’ would be released as a feature film. But later it was released as a television series and for the first time children liked an Indian superhero. Mukesh Khanna breathed his life in the role of Shaktimaan. And this thing also reached abroad. He was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal.
With the changing times, another TV series was being made on Mahabharata and Mukesh Khanna was asked to play the role of Shantanu. But he flatly refused. He believed that BR Chopra’s ‘Mahabharata’ was a great actor. But the new ‘Mahabharata’ had the best models. Mukesh Khanna is undoubtedly an actor who did immortal work both on the small and big screen. Welcome to our website Filmywiki.in to know about the skills of great talents.