A Man Once Threatened To Break My Legs Over Shakuni Mama’s Evil Deeds, Says Gufi Paintal

Gufi Paintal, who performed the long-lasting function of Shakuni Mama in Mahabharat, recalled receiving a letter from the present’s fan, who threatened him that he ought to “cease doing evil deeds” or he would break the actor’s legs.

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Actor Gufi Paintal, who performed the character of Shakuni Mama in B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharat a long time in the past, says that he had obtained a menace from a gentleman to “cease doing evil deeds” or he would break the actor’s legs.

“When Mahabharata was airing within the late eighties, I used to get 1000’s of letters from the Mahabharat followers. A letter I keep in mind was from a gentleman who threatened me! He mentioned I ought to cease doing evil deeds or he would break my legs! The particular factor about these days was the truth that folks had been so harmless again then and thought that I used to be Shakuni Mama in actual! Folks liked to hate me due to my character. Additionally, to single out anyone reminiscence can be robust as there have been simply so many superb recollections of working with the forged. All of them are recollections of life,” mentioned Paintal.

Mahabharat featured Mukesh Khanna as Bhishma, Pankaj Dheer as Karna, Gajendra Chouhan as Yudhishthir, Arjun as Arjun, Roopa Ganguly as Draupadi, Puneet Issar as Duryodhan and Nitish Bharadwaj as Krishna.

“Amrishji (Amrish Puri) is thought for taking part in Mogambo. Amjad Bhai (Amjad Khan) is thought for taking part in Gabbar Singh. In my case, it’s Shakuni Mama’s function that I’m remembered for. Folks like to hate me due to my character. Shakuni Mama was just like the tadka of the present. Everyone knows ‘Saadi dal khaa kar maza nahi aata’ – all of us want some tadka to it. Additionally, characters like Shakuni are so nicely woven into the story that they grow to be an integral half. With out them, the story doesn’t transfer!,”mentioned Paintal about his function within the mythological present.

The present has been introduced again on the small display screen amid the continued lockdown.

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