EXCLUSIVE: Aham Sharma on working with Shaheer Sheikh, his show Mahabharat and more

Aham Sharma gets talking about all things Mahabharat, recalling fond memories, time spent with the team and also, what is his plan of action going ahead. Read on to know what did he have to say.
EXCLUSIVE: Aham Sharma on working with Shaheer Sheikh, his show Mahabharat and moreEXCLUSIVE: Aham Sharma on working with Shaheer Sheikh, his show Mahabharat and more
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Mahabharat is back on our screens right now and all the actors have taken this time to reminisce those days when they were working on the show. Actor Aham Sharma took on the pivotal role of Karna in the show and he definitely garnered a lot of applause for his stint. Recalling how the show happened to him, he told us, "I got a call from the Swastik Production casting team and they wanted me to audition for Karna’s character. They felt I am apt for the part. So I went to give an audition. I had a certain understanding of Karna’s character. So, I auditioned and they liked it. And, after that, we had a few more look test and finally, I was on board and the role was offered to me. This is how the show happened to me."

On being asked if there is any incident that has stayed with you ever since the show, he says, "The whole experience of Mahabharat is very special. And it is going to be special always. Because I believe a project like Mahabharat is once in a lifetime opportunity, where you get to know so many talented people and work with them in one single project. We had so much fun together on the sets because we all were stationed away from Mumbai. We all worked really hard. It feels so good that we all of us got recognition and appreciation for different parts."

He further added, "If I talk about one particularly memorable moment, I remember a sequence where I had to come to rescue Duryodhan, Dushasan, and Shakuni. They were captured by Jarasandh. Suddenly I reached the location at 6 am and was told to ride a horse. I was ok because I knew how to ride the horse though I was not fluent. But I knew how to do it, I could manage somehow. But the acting director said “ok the scene is that you come on a horse firing arrows which means I will not be able to hold the horse with my hands. It's just that I am balancing, sitting on the top of the horse and just horse is galloping at full speed and I am firing arrows. So, that was quite a challenge as I was not very good at riding horses. That was the day, I requested the production team that I need a horse to practice and they were generous enough to provide me with a horse. I became fluent pretty soon but yes, shoot that sequence was quite challenging for me."

We quipped him about his camaraderie with Shaheer Sheikh, to which he adds, "It was great working with Shaheer absolutely. Though, we did not have many scenes together because we would work in different units and at different locations. But whenever we met and we had scenes together, we had great fun. We had a great time in Indonesia also. On Mahabharat, it was absolutely a great experience working with all of them. It was just remarkable. Whenever we shoot together on a project, it becomes like a family. We spend so much time together. And I miss those times. Life in Mumbai is such that everybody gets busy with their own lives. But whenever we get the opportunity to meet, we start from where we left. It’s like the bond, the warmth, and the affection, everything remains right there. It’s still very intact."

Ask him about his plan of action going ahead, in terms of work and otherwise, he says, "As of now, I just hope and pray to get things normal again nd ‘s see we all get the opportunity to go back to our daily regular life. Workwise, I have been working on something before the lockdown. I will talk about it when the time is right and when I am allowed to speak about it. Let’s see when things start again. Like I said, as of now the most important thing is that things become normal and back to track."

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Anonymous 4 days ago

Watching Mahabharat second time only because of the character of karma played soon convincingly played by Aha

Anonymous 1 week ago

Aham is perfect fit for Karna's character. It seems very real when he portrait Karna.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Fantastic performance Adam and Shaheer

Anonymous 1 week ago

A fabulous performance by both....the whole family tunes to the TV everyday to watch mahabharat.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Both Aham and Arjun are best in their own ways, ultimate acting by both of them

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I love Karn's character in both Mahabharat

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Well, I have not watched this Mahabharata but according to me, the best Mahabharata ever made was BR Chopra's and the best actor to play Karna was Pankaj Dheer. He cannot be compared with anyone and no one can play better Karna than him. He was brilliant.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

How can you judge if you even haven't watched Mahabharata 2013? Sounds unwise.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Pankaj Dheer was far better than him

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Aham Sharma played karna so beautifully....a flawed good man. Excellent job!!! Hope to see u in good projects.....u r a brilliant performer

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

About mahabharat..... Karn had been better than arjun, He was a greatest younger worrior in this battle of the mahabharat and also like arjun both of very good but karn choose liked iniquity again pandavas . Therefore he liked taken death.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

In My view... Arun Govil as Lord Rama Mohit Raina as Mahadev Saurabh Raj Jain as Krishna Similarly Aham Sharma ❤️❤️ as Karna... Simply irreplaceable.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Sorry, Pankaj Dheer as Karna , Nitish Bharadwaj as Krishna

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Karna hero of mahabharat

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Arjuna: The Villain of Mahabharata

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Arjuna : The Villain of Mahabharata

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Villain

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Aham Sharma is a brilliant actor. He knows how to put life in a character. With a face that good looking along with his acting skills, I hope to see him in some great projects!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Aham saheer luvu both

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Aham Sharma just nailed it by portraing karna

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Aham is a handsome guy and the right choice for the character Karna, portrayed by him so beautifully. Wish to see him more on screen. Good luck Aham.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Aham Sharma is a brilliant actor.. He needs a suitable project to prove it. Hoping to see him in future very soon.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Aham gave his best for doing Karn character and Karn is the my favourite character in mahabharat

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Was All The Shooting Of The Mahabharata was Done in India..?

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

S..At gujarat

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I really loved and enjoyed Karnas acting. All the best to achieve more ..

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Karna was indeed A GOOD GUY IN BAD TEAM. Aham was the PERFECT FIT. And we hope to see aham is many amazing projects..❤

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Karna was a good guy on the bad side. There is a reason why people say choose your friends wisely.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I have to Karn was and is still a favorite for me, next Arjun, he was an awesome warrior Prince by proxy. I was always sad for him not knowing his heritage as one of the Pandavas bros so it really was six of them. Aham is very handsome and talented actor in his own right!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Right

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Bcz it has portrait like that my friend..else non of mohabharat character is good according to me..

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