Eijaz seeks inspiration from Raj Kapoor, Bhansali for his show

Mumbai, April 22: Popular television actor Eijaz Khan, who plays a director in the popular show “Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai”, has taken inspiration from noted filmmakers Raj Kapoor and Sanjay Leela Bhansali to get into the skin of his character.

In the show “Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai” Eijaz plays a director named Vikrant Khanna.

“My character Vikrant Khanna is arrogant, successful and very unapologetic about the women in his life and in love with is work. Since the show has a musical backdrop, I am trying to bring in a little bit of Raj Kapoor and Sanjay Leela Bhansali,” Eijaz told PTI.

“In terms of mannerisms the show is based in the 80s and I look forward to Raj Kapoor and Shekhar Kapoor in context to my look. That’s the reason why I have chosen for a bearded look,” he said.

“Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai” is about two sisters and their bitter-sweet relationship that turns into rivalry.

It revolves around siblings Kalyani and Ketki, for whom music means the world. They share a soulful bond but drift apart so much that the distances cannot be bridged.

Noted actresses Deepti Naval (Kalyani) and Zarina Wahab (Ketki) have been signed on to play the older generation of the singers while Amrita Rao and Aditi Vasudev respectively will play the younger generation part.

“The show clearly states that it’s a work of fiction.

However every story is inspired by someone’s reality may it be the writer or the director and we should give creative people the credit they deserve,” Eijaz said.

In the show the “Kkavyanjali” actor is paired opposite the “Main Hoon Na” star.

“Working with Amrita is a very good experience since she is very sweet and grounded. We try to understand scenes together, which is very necessary for Eijaz and Amrita to play Vikrant and Kalyani,” he said.

“She never over does any emotion and is a very intelligent actress. When acting, she looks so innocent that even if the script demands aggression I am unable to do it and sympathise with the look on her face,” he added.

The Indian musical drama television series also starring Pallavi Joshi is aired on &TV. (PTI)