“I Am Receiving A Lovely Bouquet Of Work,” Says, Kranti Prakash Jha: Deets Inside
Actor Kranti Prakash Jha is pleased with the various roles he plays. From antiheroes to title roles to powerful parallel roles, he enjoys the mix he offers.
He says he is currently filming the web series Bindiya in Lucknow, he says, “In this show, I am playing a cop which I have never done in my career. From the dreaded anti-hero Vijay Singh in Raktanchal to a very lovable cop…it’s a welcome change for an actor. I have essayed Baba Ramdev’s role on TV and next year people will see me playing a warrior in the film Prithviraj Chauhan. So, it’s a lovely bouquet of work I am getting to do.”
Jha is not impressed by the length of the role and is open to challenging characters. “In Prithviraj… my screen time is less but it’s a very powerful role and the film has been directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi whom I consider as my guru. For me, the length of the role is not that important. The content should be meaty and should establish the arc of the character. I got noticed in Dhoni: The Untold Story where I had just five-six scenes but their impact was high. Even after playing a protagonist, people refer to me for that role!”
The actor says his challenge was different at first and new elements were added. “Now, the challenge is not to repeat and with each role, there should be an upward graph. If any role touches my inside wires, I am game for it…its length being immaterial. So, I don’t want to get stuck with the cycle of the main role and lose the opportunity to grow.”
That year he was filming in Varanasi and Playagrazi for the second season of Raktanchar, directed by Ritam Srivastava, in Varanasi and Prayagraj. “There are some films for which I am in talks. I hope that if this second season goes well then, we will go for the next season as well. I have a lot of directors on my wish list. I want to work a lot and learn as much.”
Recently, he has inspired people with his fitness videos on social media, “Yes, I just want to give a message that everything aside one should not compromise on taking out time for fitness. We all work and earn for our family and future security and not to be spent on medical bills. I just say do something and if nothing at least do yoga…as usi se hoga!”