Ever since the serial Suryaputra Karn started on Sony TV there was a huge speculation – Who will play the leading role of Karna? Many of the people suggested Aham Sharma’s name – The actor who had essayed the role of Karna in Star Plus’ Mahabharat. After all, both Mahabharat and Suryaputra Karn are produced by the same production house ‘Swastik Pictures’. However, never did we hear Aham Sharma’s name in the casting list, not even as rumours.
Next, there was buzz that Avinash Rekhi will be seen in the titular role. He is best known for playing the negative role Sultan Mohan Kundra in Colors’ Madhubala : Ek Ishq Ek Junoon. However, that rumour didn’t last long and we heard Avinash Rekhi aka Raghav Singh of Naa Aana Iss Des Lado will be essaying the role of Suryaputra Karn. The actor was even excited to play the role until there came a confirmed news from Gautam Rode that it is he who is playing the role of Karna in the mythological series.
If sources are to be believed Gautam Rode was first approached to play the grownup Arjuna in Swastil Pictures’ Suryaputra Karn.
Gautam Rode Confirmed the News
Gautam was in talks with the production house from quite some time and fans would be glad to know that he has been finalized for the role. The actor has confirmed his presence. While talking to a news portal, Gautam said, “I am completely thrilled to play the role of Karn on screen. As an actor, I love exploring different characters and Karn is the kind of role which is completely different from what I have played so far.”
Gautam was Last Seen in Mahakumbh
After his stint in Life Ok’s Mahakumbh, a super natural show, Gautam will now enact as Karna. Fans who were eagerly waiting to see Gautam back on small screen are on cloud nine. Gautam Rode is most popular for playing ‘Saras’ in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s SaraswatiChandra along with Jennifer Winget. If you remember, he was also the co-host of Nach Baliye 7 along with Karan Wahi.
What does Gautam Have to Say about Karna?
While talking to the portal Gautam Rode said, “In ‘Mahabharata’, Karn’s character is the most interesting one. He always stood for ‘karma’ rather than ‘dharma’. He did everything for the people and hence, was known as ‘daanvir’. I am looking forward to start shooting for the show.” Looks like Gautam has started doing his homework for the role.
Gautam is a talented actor and so we hope he gives justice to the character. However, people will tend to compare him with Star Plus’ Karna – Aham Sharma whose acting is still etched in the minds of the audience. No wonder many of the fans wanted him to be a part of the show in the titular role.
We wish Gautam Rode all the best. Hope with his entry we will have sensible plots in the serial unlike the crap which are seeing now.