While, we have heard about Paundrak Vasudev, here we get to witness his acts for the very first time in Sony TVs Suryaputra Karn. Interestingly, Saurabh Pandey who essays the role of Lord Krishna is playing the role of Paundrak Vasudev, the negative character.
Who is Paundrak Vasudev?
Paundraka Vasudeva was the king of Pundra Kingdom. He was an ally of Jarasandha, the king of Magadha and the greatest King of eastern India at that time who shared great animosity with Lord Krishna. Paundraka even imitated the dress and style of Krishna. Interestingly, he was killed by none other than Lord Krishna in battle. Lord Krishna beheaded Paundraka with his sudarshana chakra in the battlefield until he cheated 100 kings by pretending as the Lord himself.
In the Serial, Paundrak Vasudev Will Fight Against Karna
In an upcoming action sequence in Suryaputra Karn, we will see Paundrak getting into a fight with Karna (Gautam Rode). And with that we will finally see Saurabh Pandey getting into some action sequence.
Saurabh is excited for the sequence. Now that he is fighting with Rode with whom he shares a great rapport said that,
“We carefully work on our moves to avoid injuries. He is like an elder brother who treats me like his own younger sibling. He is a superb actor to work with and we have a great understanding that helps us in our scenes.”
Further illustrating about the sequence, Saurabh said the following about the unexpected action sequence which has come his way,
‘‘As my character Paundrak Vasudev is a mad man who is like a wannabe God, he gets into a fight with Karna when he talks bad about Lord Krishna, the other character that I play. Fighting on camera with a real friend is great fun, and we ended up laughing.”
Saurabh Pandey has shot for about 8 to 9 hours to get all this action sequence correctly. In fact, the actor always wanted to do an action sequence and his ambition just got fulfilled through Paundrak Vasudev.
The Audience Reaction
Saurabh Pandey so far has got a very good response from the viewers for his double role in Suryaputra Karn, that of Lord Krishna and Paundrak Vasudev. Talking about his character, Saurab added that –
“After all, at the end Krishna himself will end Paundrak’s character. Having said this, it’s a crazy experience to act against your own character.”
When Saurabh was asked what his girlfriend Zara Barring have to say about his negative role on screen, he quickly said –
”My girlfriend Zara Barring finds my role of Paundrak Vasudev as very creepy and funny at times. But I guess it’s the comment I look out for, which is a reward to my hard work. After all we do it for our viewers.”
Looks like the whole plot is going to be interesting. No wonder, he was an interesting character in Mythology.