Rajneesh Duggal turns Ram for TV debut

Updated: Oct 12, 2012, 18:53 PM IST

New Delhi: After trying his luck in Bollywood, model-turned-actor Rajneesh Duggal is set to get a taste of the small screen. He will make his TV debut by playing Lord Ram in new mythology-based show `Ram Leela`, and he is excited.

"It feels absolutely great to be part of such a grand show. I have grown up listening to the tales of Ramayana and Mahabharata and being a worshipper myself, I`m extremely excited to portray the divine Lord Ram in front of TV audiences," Rajneesh said in a statement.

The actor, who has featured in films like "1920", "Phhir" and "Dangerous Ishhq", finds his new role challenging.

"I have always believed in doing something different with every project of mine, and portraying the character of Lord Ram is definitely challenging. Since it`s a musical, there is so much to explore - be it dancing or doing physical stunts, it`s a great learning for me," he said.

"Ram Leela", which is expected to have a mix of dance, drama, music and modern technology, will go on air on Life OK. To be telecast Oct 21-Nov 18, it is being marketed as a Dussehra to Diwali special show.

It will have Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn as the narrator.