Regardless of how frequently he shows up on screen and wins your heart, it is practically difficult to hear the name Ashutosh Rana and not ponder his awful characters Lajja Shankar Pandey (Sangharsh) and Gokul Pandit (Dushman). The entertainer is among the individuals who have cut a specialty with regards to assuming negative parts. Notwithstanding playing a scalawag in numerous Bollywood shows, Rana has figured out how to keep each character unique in relation to another.
The 54-year-old entertainer has an affection towards characters with dark shades as they help him come out better as an adaptation of himself. “There is a kind of an edge and energy in regrettable characters. In the event that this energy goes up, an individual turns into a holy person, and on the off chance that it descends, an individual turns into a fiend. At the point when you assume a negative part, you get an opportunity to comprehend these energies. Thus, while assuming these negative parts, Ashutosh Rana is making himself a superior person and is becoming acquainted with himself better. As far as I might be concerned, acting is simply not a calling, it is additionally an approach to salvation,” the entertainer says.
He further clarifies that a without a doubt dark or white person leaves no effect on the crowd. He attests, “The abhorrent characters have a few good and bad times yet a saint’s person is a level. This is the reason nowadays, a saint’s person likewise has dim shades on the grounds that the crowd always forgets a person which has been a level. You will recollect the personality of Amitabh Bachchan in Deewar who was playing on a dark shade or Sanjay Dutt of Vaastav or Jai and Veeru of Sholay. Far and away dark or white characters don’t leave any effect. Negative characters have variety. They have an appetite in them to legitimize their reality.”
Other than giving a spine-chilling execution in Sanghasrh (1999) and Dushman (1998), Ashutosh Rana has likewise played a main adversary in films like Jaanwar, Badal, and Awarapan among others. Be that as it may, he has put forth a cognizant attempt to “pick those jobs which were not the same as one another, which had various shades and colors.” And, when Hindi film couldn’t account for him, he “moved to the provincial film to search for assorted and testing jobs.”
Presently, the entertainer has taken up another threatening person in MX Player’s as of late delivered web series Chhatrasal. In the 20-scenes chronicled show, which returns to the Maharaja Chhatrasal’s fight for Bundelkhand, he plays Mughal sovereign Aurangzeb. He is pleased to be offered the job since he, when all is said and done, hails from Bundelkhand and has grown up finding out about lord Chhatrasal.
The tale of Chhatrasal is a particularly astonishing story. Whenever you get the chance to play a transcending character like Aurangzeb in a particularly superb story, you wouldn’t have any desire to miss it. At the point when Aanadi Chaturvedi (chief) came to me with the story, I was glad that somebody from Bollywood has shown interest in Bundelkhand’s noteworthy stories,” shares Rana.
The entertainer accepts the greatest test in playing a chronicled character is, “that individuals have effectively found out about that person and have shaped his/her picture in their mind. An entertainer never is aware of that picture, so meeting that assumption for the crowd is intense.” In his assessment, an entertainer needs to zero in not just on the actual persona of a verifiable person yet additionally on the passionate, profound, mental and social persona. “All that should be done is to get the mind of a person right,” discloses Rana who attempted to comprehend the essential nature and sense of Aurangzeb prior to playing it on-screen.
Rana has been working in the entertainment world for a very long time however he feels the current time frame is a “brilliant period” for entertainers. He considers himself the “informant” of the examinations which entertainers of the present age are having the opportunity to do with their professions now. After Chhatrasal, the crowd will see Rana in an alternate symbol in Disney Plus Hotstar’s impending web series Six Suspects.