Aashim Gulati Gears Up for a Face Off with Naseeruddin Shah in Taj Season 2
Indian actor Aashim Gulati is all set to take on the challenging role of Salim in the second season of the web series, Taj – Reign of Revenge. The series, which is a follow-up to ZEE5’s original series Taj – Divided by Blood, charts Salim’s journey from being the exiled enemy of the Mughal Empire to seeking revenge in an attempt to become the next emperor. The new season is set to start streaming on ZEE5 from May 12, and fans of the series are eagerly awaiting the continuation of the story.
Aashim Gulati, who plays the lead role of Salim in Taj Season 2, is excited about the project and believes that it was the perfect timing for him to take on this challenging character. The actor reveals that he wouldn’t have been able to play the role of Salim three years back, but now it’s the right place that he is in.
He further adds that the show is not comparable to Mughal-e-Azam, as it’s a pure family drama, and he has not even touched the surface of the greats who have played Salim in the past.
Talking about his role as Salim, Aashim says that he wants to bring his own flavours to the character and not make it a caricature. He has tried to keep the essence of the history intact while bringing his own interpretation to the character.
Aashim says, “It’s my baby, and I have nurtured it till the release. After that, it’s for the audience to see and judge. I am grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait for the audience to see the show. Also, playing a father for the first time in my life was an interesting experience, and I hope to do justice to the character.”
Aashim Gulati’s performance in Taj Season 2 is sure to impress audiences with its depth and authenticity. The character of Salim is one of the most challenging roles that an actor can take on, and Aashim has risen to the challenge with his nuanced performance.
He has tried to bring his own interpretation to the character while staying true to the essence of the history. Aashim’s portrayal of Salim promises to be a thrilling ride, and fans of the series are eagerly awaiting its release.
One of the highlights of Taj Season 2 is the face-off between Aashim Gulati and the legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah. Aashim reflects on his experience working with Naseeruddin Shah and says that he felt a mix of nervousness and intimidation from the very first reading of the script to the time he finished shooting.
He knew that he had to bring his A-game to the table and couldn’t afford to fumble. However, it was more like Salim standing in front of Akbar, rather than Aashim standing in front of Naseeruddin Shah. Aashim says, “It wasn’t Naseer sir who was intimidating, but his body of work that made me feel a bit edgy.
To ease my nerves, I hoodwinked my mind to believe that it is ‘Salim and Akbar’, not Aashim and Naseer Sir in a face-off. That helped me stay focused on my character and therefore the performance.”
Aashim Gulati has had a diverse career, working in both television and films. He has been a part of several successful shows, including Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara, Karn Sangini, and Hostages.