Talented actor Sanjay Gagnani has come a long way after being bracketed as someone incapable of carrying out a negative role to an actor who has blossomed and won hearts for his amazing negative portrayal in the top-rated show on Zee TV, Kundali Bhagya.
Yes, we are saying the truth when we say that Sanjay was replaced from a popular show 4 years back when the Director of the show had felt that Sanjay was unable to perform in the negative role and was asked to go back home after shooting for few scenes.
This humiliation did affect Sanjay a lot and he was deeply hurt after this incident happened to him.
However, this experience only motivated him to work on himself so that the next time he would be given a negative role, he simply wanted to excel as an actor.
Says Sanjay in a very hearty chat with us at IWMBuzz.com, “I felt really bad at that point of time because it is not good for any actor to get replaced. I felt really humiliated and was very angry on myself, and not on them. I felt I was not prepared and wanted to train myself more. I took it as a challenge and worked really hard on myself. I took up a lot of episodics. In a daily soap, we do six to seven scenes a day, but in an episodic, we agree to do at least 15 scenes a day. So the idea for me was that by working more, I wanted to achieve that spontaneity as an actor. I wanted to be the fastest one to perform a scene the next time I got a daily soap offer.”
“I kept this incident in my mind and saw it as my mirror. And the fire within me was much higher than ever before, after this incident. I had to prove that I had the potential to carry a show on my shoulders,” he adds.
That was past, and today, we see a new Sanjay who is all geared up with positivity and confidence.
“I will say that my dreams are coming true with the role of Prithvi in Kundali Bhagya. From being an actor who was replaced for not carrying out a negative role well, I have come a long way. I will say that I am blessed with the best. I have always wanted to do a show like Kundali Bhagya. I wanted to get back to Balaji Telefilms as I started my journey of being an actor with them, with the show Bairi Piya. I wanted to show the world that I had the potential to entertain viewers,” states Sanjay.
Sanjay is now a proud owner of a new set of four wheels… “I have always dreamt of buying a luxury car. So this dream came true recently. I bought a Sedan, red in colour. All this has been possible because of Prithvi. And if I had not faced the humiliation I did earlier, I might not have seen this day.”
Ask him what can viewers expect now from his character in the show, and he is quick to say, “People can expect entertainment, entertainment and entertainment. Prithvi is all about entertaining viewers. When I was cast for the role, I was told that Prithvi is an out and out negative character. But slowly, I have added more flavours into the character. Thankfully, viewers have accepted the varied flavours that Prithvi exhaled. I thank the writers and creatives for making Prithvi an iconic character.”
Sanjay, may you continue to entertain and win your viewers’ hearts!!