The popular actor Saanand Verma who rose to fame with his character Anokhe Lal Saxena has signed up for an important role in Sacred Games 2. Verma's hilarious dialogues and comic situations in &TV’s sitcom,Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain have made him a household name but he will now have to burn some midnight oil to get into the dark genre of the popular web show.

SpotboyE.com has it that Verma will play a negative character in Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap’s joint venture for Netflix- the first one did really well. It is believed that he might start shooting for the same, end of this month.

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Saanand Verma

Talking with great pride about acquiring this new role and his love for acting, Verma says, “I consider myself to be a pure actor, and have always had a strong determination to succeed in my craft. It’s this determination and passion for acting that inspires me to keep experimenting with different characters and varied genres. I can never be happy by just staying put to one character or one particular genre. I will be portraying a comedy character and a negative role at the same time. I believe holding one’s talent to just television or films restricts an actor in many ways. So after Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain, Sacred Games is truly one such project where the sky is the limit. Anurag Kashyap is one of my dream directors to work with and I have always been fascinated by the genre of his films. Working with him on such a massively popular project is nothing short of an honour to me and I thank my stars in abundance for this. I also dream to  work one day in a Steven Spiellberg or James Cameron film and hope to make this a reality at some point in my life.”

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Saanand Verma

Revealing a bit about his character and on working with his role model Nawazudin Siddiqui, Verma says, “My character’s name is Purshottam, an Indian origin foreign based businessman who might seem innocent and good natured to the world, but actually has a grey shade and deals in illegal trade. It’s vastly different from what I do in Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain or from my last film. While I have a few scenes with Saif Ali Khan, I share major screen space with Nawazuddin. My struggle and life story is very similar to that of Nawazuddin and somewhere I believe we have both faced the same hurdles in life. However, just like him I used my slow growth to learn all that I can, and it’s quite a thrilling opportunity to work and spend time with him.”

 

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