TV actor Chirag Jani, who is currently playing the role of Dasyu King in the hit show Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s ‘Porus’, has another challenge he has to face. He will be enacting the role of Bheemasur (Kumbhakrna’s son) in Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s ‘Mahakaali — Ant Hi Aarambh Hai’. Juggling two costume drama roles will be a difficult task but the actor is not complaining. He says, “Luckily both the shows belong to the same production house and the sets are located in Umbergaon. So, I don’t have any clash of dates and I also don’t have to keep running to different sets. When I am shooting for ‘Porus’, I don’t shoot for ‘Mahakaali’ and vice versa. Sometimes it could also involve shooting for both the shows in two shifts. It does get physically very exhausting but I am enjoying this feat. The challenge is more about getting ready for the role. It takes a lot of hours to get ready for both the roles.” Chirag also needs to maintain a good physique to look the part. He says, “We have a gym specially set up for the actors to maintain their fitness levels. I never miss going to the gym because that comes first. If I start looking weak, I won’t look good onscreen, so even if I finish my shooting at 12 am, I go to the gym, complete my workout and then hit the bed.”
The actor who has been in Umbergaon for the last four months is missing Mumbai. “Umbergaon is a village and so if you are not shooting, there is nothing much to do. It is difficult to pass time here. I am missing home terribly, but right now can’t afford to go to Mumbai,” he signs off.