Manas Adhiya who has a good body of work in films Paathshaala, Vartak Nagar, Khel and TV shows Chandragupta Maurya, Naagin 2, Qayamat Ki Raat etc is winning hearts with his negative act in Star Plus’ Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2.
Manas plays the role of Sagar, who has a feeling of lust towards Gehna (Sneha Jain) that can drive him crazy to any extent. His track has gotten all the most interesting with Sagar suffering a head injury post which he not only is behaving like a kid, but is also calling Gehna as his mother.
Says Manas, “I have always loved playing grey characters in my career so far, be it my upcoming Kunal Kohli’s film Vartak Nagar or Naagin 2. To play Sagar was quite challenging for me initially, as the character has so many disguises on a regular basis. I have played 8 disguises so far in the span of 6 months of the show, all so different avatars with varied voice range. It was quite challenging for me, but the makers, directors and writers of the show have really helped me in building the character.”
Ask him what he likes the most in Sagar, and he says, “(laughs) There’s nothing to like about a negative character like Sagar. But now since recently, Sagar has become a 10-year-old kid after losing his memory. He’s become a good boy who’s very innocent and indirectly helps his mumma Gehna in many ways with his innocent acts.”
On working with the cast of Saathiya 2, Manas avers, “Co-actors are amazing. They are much focused and it is honestly great to work with the cast of the show. Most of us are young and of the same age group, we have a lot of fun on sets. We really look forward to working with each other every day. I gel up most with Jinal Jain who’s playing Tia and Jay Pathak who’s playing Pankaj in the show.”
“This role and this show are very important for me as I wanted to work with Rashmi Sharma Productions for a very long time. By the grace of God, I have got this opportunity to be a part of this show. In such a difficult time that we are going through, viewers are appreciating and liking our hard work,” he adds on.
Ask him what can be expected in the show, and he quips, “Viewers can expect some great twists and high drama after Sagar’s new phase in the storyline. I am getting lots of messages asking if Sagar has really lost his memory or this is again his new evil plan. To all the viewers, I just want to say just wait and watch I am sure you’re going to love what’s coming next.”
Last but not the least, we ask him how he will describe Sagar’s craving for his Gahina Rani. “I would describe it as an obstacle in Gehna’s life which is making her stronger and ready to face anything in life. It is making her character grow. If she can face such an evil character like Sagar, she can face anything and anyone in the world I feel.”
Well said, Manas!!