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Biggest challenge was to gain weight: Nishant Malkani on Johri

The actor not only transitioned his looks physically but also studied hard to get into the skin of his character for the show.


Actors always put their best foot forward to prep for their role but sometimes living up their on-screen character becomes a challenge. Nishant Malkani, who is set to play Niraj Bodi in 'Johri', faced a similar situation. The roadblock for him was to let go off his fit body.


“The biggest challenge I faced was gaining weight. I’ve always been a fitness freak and had a good physique. I had to stay away from the daily routine of  fitness to gain weight and look like the character,” he pointed out.


The actor's reel character is based on a real-life personality. To live up to the expectations, Malkani worked tirelessly for this role.

He said, “Since my character is based on a real-life personality, a lot of research has gone into preparing for my character in the show. I've done everything from watching videos multiple times to spending time with people who have known him.”


'Johri’ traces the journey of a common man who transforms into a diamond mogul under the guidance of his uncle. The drama becomes more gripping when the narrative delves into the world of bank scams and fraud, portraying the rise and fall of a businessman. The series starts with Niraj's humble beginnings and evolves into a stylish thriller that encapsulates the essence of the '90s. Nishant Malkani steps into the role of Niraj and Charu Asopa essays the enigmatic Mani, whose influence motivates Niraj to the forefront of the diamond business. ‘Johri’ will stream on MX Player and Atrangii TV.

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