Entering as ‘Khyber’, Ketan will be seen playing the character of a primitive, blood-thirsty cave man in Zee TV’s top-rated historical.
The National level bodybuilding champion Ketan Mangesh Karande will soon be seen entering Zee TV’s Jodha Akbar. Owing to his massive built, Ketan will be playing the character of a fairly primitive, mountain man who has been trained by the evil Mahachuchak (Mita Vashisht) and is a pawn in her hands to be used at the right time against Akbar.
A human animal who has lived in a cave all his life, Khyber has lived in isolation all through. Merciless and heartless, he smells human blood and kills people. Talking about his character, Ketan said, “The role that I will be playing is quite different from anything I have played in the past. Being a merciless half human and half animal, Khyber is known to be ruthless in his code of conduct. It was quite difficult for me to relate with the character, however I am sure that the audience will love watching me in this new avatar and love my track in the show.” Talking about his preparation to play the role, Ketan said, “While it was because of my physique that I bagged the role, what was more difficult was to adapt to Khyber’s body language. Being ferocious at all times, I underwent a special training to adapt to those expressions and learn the body language.”
With the current track of the show focusing on Jodha’s pregnancy, we will see Khyber entering the show next week only to create upheaval in Jalal and Jodha’s paradise. While he kidnaps Jodha and keeps her in his cave, Jalal takes it up on him to save Jodha and their child by fighting Khyber. Only time will tell whether Jalal be able to save Jodha from Khyber’s clutches.
We hope Ketan’s hard work in essaying the role and the track wins him accolades and is enjoyed by the audience as much as Ketan has preparing for it!