Ashish Sharma, who is popularly known for his role as Lord Ram, on STAR PLUSâ€™ show Siya Ke Ram, is a huge Hanuman bhakt in real life. The Jaipur actor who dreamt of playing Ram right from his childhood was always offered the role of Hanuman.
â€œI belong to the city of Jaipur where plays on Ramlila are very common. I was thin and lanky but I was always offered the role of Hanuman. Every time I played Hanuman, I would learn something new about him. I soon became a huge devotee of Lord Hanuman,â€ says Ashish Sharma.
Ashish talks about how he and his family celebrate Hanuman Jayanti every year on a large scale, to this he adds, â€œAfter I started playing the role of Hanuman, my entire family became a devout follower of Lord Hanuman. Hanuman Jayanti is a huge affair in our family. We celebrate it by having a big puja in the house with all our relatives involved. This year Hanuman Jayanti is on 22nd April but due to our hectic schedule of shooting seven days a week, I wasnâ€™t getting an off. So I planned a trip a week ahead for the big puja in my hometown, Jaipur.â€
Ashish reveals his dream of wanting to play the role of Ram instead of Hanuman, he says, â€œI am a big Hanuman bhakt but I always dreamt of playing the role of Lord Ram. I had this belief that someday I would bag the role of Ram. I am now popularly known as Lord Ram and everyone recognises me as the same. I believe Lord Hanuman had planned this for me right from my childhood.â€
Watch Ashish Sharma as Lord Ram on Siya Ke Ram every night at 8pm only on STAR PLUS.