The actor is known for his famous character Bhishmapitamah, in the mythological show. As the old classic and mythological TV shows are having a rerun on the national broadcaster over the next few weeks. Mukesh thinks that now people like Sonakshi Sinha will know their history!
The actor was quoted as saying, “I think the reruns will be useful to many who haven’t watched the show earlier. It will also help people like Sonakshi Sinha who have no knowledge about our mythological sagas. People like her don’t know who did lord Hanuman get Sanjivani for.”
The veteran actor also lashes out on Ekta Kapoor he said which was quoted by a daily, “Ekta Kapoor took Ronit Roy to play Bhishmapitama and they were flaunting six-pack abs, she took popular heroines to play Draupadi and other female characters. I did 15 films before bagging the role of Bhishmapitamah. I had given a proper look test wearing a beard and proper mustache, we were selected on the basis of our audition and they were elected and that’s why they did not look the character. You will be surprised to know I got a call from Ekta Kapoor’s production house for Mahabharat and they offered me to play the role of Shantanu (Bhishmapitamah’s father) I told do you really think I will do Shantanu after playing Bhishmah…She made a mockery of Mahabharat. She took all the daily soap actors and tried to make Mahabharat. They are flaunting tattoo. If you want to make Mahabharat rise about it and don’t try to ape it. Ekta must be very angry with me because I have spoken a lot about the kind of content she makes. But I am against the way she projects women in her daily soaps.”
No reaction has come from Ekta Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha yet.