Bollywood actor Aayam Mehta who has done notable work on the big screen including the recent release Padmaavat has entered the &TV historical fantasy, Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gaatha produced by Peninsula Pictures.
Aayam takes the place of Makrand Deshpande and steps into the shoes of the central character of Betaal in the show. Aayam is also seen in the Star Bharat socio-thriller, Kaal Bhairav – Ek Naya Rahasya.
An excited Aayam tells us, “These stories of Vikram and Betaal are what we have heard about. These cannot be categorized as myths, but as facts that could have happened. Being an actor, it is a challenge to play such a character which has no text to it. Also, with Makrand Bhai stepping out after achieving love from fans, it is a tough ask to get into the character of Betaal. My first aim and objective will be to get accepted as Betaal by viewers. Only after that I will want to gain their love.”
Aayam who is seen in Kaal Bhairav – Ek Naya Rahasya says that the two shows are as different as chalk and cheese. “The most important target before me is to make the character lovable and believable. Only if I achieve this, I will see myself as successful.”
Talking about Betaal he says, “Betaal is an unsatisfied soul which has been wandering for eleven thousand years. The person is so very knowledgeable, with lot of stories to tell. As the story progresses, the makers plan to add on more dimensions into the character of Betaal. Viewers will get to see the aura of the man and learn from the educational, so full of wisdom tales that will be told.”
Finally, ask him about his expectations from the show and he avers, “Well, the truth is that while as the character, I will be giving out lessons, I will also be learning a lot from my experience. This is going to be a challenging path for me and I hope to get loved by one and all.”
Wish you all the luck, Aayam!!