Amid the lockdown, reruns of old shows like Ramayan and Mahabharat are keeping people entertained. Doordarshan’s decision of bringing back these shows has turned out to be a big hit as people are going gaga over the shows, their cast and lesser-known facts about them.
The latest fact about Mahabharat actor Firoz Khan is now trending all over the internet. Veteran actor Firoz Khan, who portrayed the character of Arjun in the show, changed his real name to his on-screen character. He played his part with great enthusiasm and was hugely appreciated for his sincerity.
Reportedly, this was suggested to him by the scriptwriter of the show Rahi Masoom Raza. According to the report, Raza told Firoz Khan that twenty-three thousand actors had auditioned for the part. But it was Firoz Khan who bagged the role. Hence, Raza told him that he should make the character his own by changing his name.
Rahi Masoom Raza also added that there’s no one with the name of Arjun in the industry, which would make him stand out. Firoz Khan took the advice and changed his name.
Undoubtedly, with the role of Arjun, Firoz Khan created a name for himself in the industry. Besides playing the role of Arjun in Mahabharat, Firoz Khan has done several films in Bollywood including Swayam Krushi, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Aa Gale Lag Jaa, Mohabbat among several others.
Well, B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharat was an audience’ favourite even back then and the show had a crazy fan following.
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