Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actor Rajneesh Duggal, who will be seen as warrior Varundev in the upcoming historical drama “Aarambh”, says he is learning martial arts and sword fighting for his role.

In the show, Rajneesh will be seen in a rough look with long hair, bearded face and a muscular body.

“My look as Varundev has been worked on keeping in mind the rawness and a tribe which still has not settled and are in search for a land which they can call theirs. A lot of leather and natural material has been used in my outfit,” Rajneesh said in a statement.

“I have maintained a beard and my nails for almost four-six months now and have been eating with my bare hands avoiding spoons and forks.

“They have used real hair wigs to ensure close to reality depiction of characters. I am playing a warrior, so have been training in martial arts and sword since the last four-six months,” he added.

“Aarambh” will soon be aired on Star Plus.

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Vikkas Manaktala loves dancing

Actor Vikkas Manaktala, who is seen as Veer in TV show “Ghulaam”, is a dance lover and considers dancer Paresh Shirodkar as his guru.

Shirodhkar has previously made Bollywood actors like Tiger Shroff, Hritik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Huma Quershi and Shraddha Kapoor groove to his beats.

“I am extremely fortunate that I have Paresh sir as my dance guru. He’s phenomenal… Not only is he a very good dancer, but also a good teacher. I rarely get time because of my hectic schedule, but when I do and he’s not shooting, I make sure that I go and meet him and do what we both love – dancing,” Vikkas said in a statement.

“Ghulaam” is aired on Life OK.

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