The popular actor Saanand Verma who rose to fame with his character ‘Anokhe Lal Saxena’ has a slew of projects lined and has recently bagged yet another impressive role . His hilarious dialogues and comic situations in &TV’s sitcom, Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai made a special place for him in the hearts of the viewers. However, stepping into a completely new genre, the actor is set to surprise his fans with an interesting negative character in season 2 of Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap’s Sacred Games. Excited to make a name in B-town, the actor will be seen impeccably glorifying yet another fascinating character, for which he is geared to begin work in the current month.
Talking with great pride about bagging this new role and his love for acting, Saxena a.k.a Saanand Verma said, “I consider myself to be a pure actor, and have always had a strong determination to succeed in my craft. It’s this determination and passion for acting that inspires me to keep experimenting with different characters and varied genres. I can never be happy by just staying put to one character or one particular genre. I will be portraying a comedy character and a negative role at the same time. I believe holding one’s talent to just television or films restricts an actor in many ways. So after Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain, Sacred Games is truly one such project where the sky is the limit. Anurag Kashyap is one of my dream directors to work with and I have always been fascinated by the genre of his films. Working with him on such a massively popular project is nothing short of an honour to me and I thank my stars in abundance for this. I also dream to one day work in a Steven Spiellberg or James Cameron film and hope to make this a reality at some point in my life.”
Revealing a bit about his character and on working with his role model, Nawazudin Siddiqui, Saanand said, “My character’s name is Purshottam, an Indian origin foreign based businessman who might seem innocent and good natured to the world, but actually has a grey shade and deals in illegal trade. It’s vastly different from what I do in Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain or from my last film. While I have a few scenes with Saif Ali Khan, I share a major screen space with Nawazuddin Siddiqui. My struggle and life story is very similar to that of Nawazuddin and somewhere I believe we have both faced the same hurdles in life. However, just like him I used my slow growth to learn all that I can, and it’s quite a thrilling opportunity to work and spend time with him.”
While Saanand is all set to begin shoot for his this new character in November, he is also set to bring a laughter riot in the upcoming episodes of &TV’s Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain.