I took up meditation to make sure the negative role doesn't overpower me : Sourabh Raaj Jain

Chandragupta Maurya actor Sourabh Raaj Jain believes that Dhananand it's the hardest thing that he's done so far

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Bringing the anti-hero back on television playing the malicious and sinister role of Dhananand in the historical mega-series Chandragupta Maurya, actor Sourabh Raaj Jain believes it's the hardest thing that he's done so far.

"More than physically, I feel mentally drained on some days like every other day I'm required to do something sadistic and barbarous on the show. With a different high that comes with the responsibility to play a character of this magnitude, it also subconsciously has started to affect me. As a person, I get deeply involved and attached to the role I have to play as it is necessary for a decent performance so naturally, I tend to feel low at the end of the day. It has taken a toll on my health mentally because I can't immediately disconnect after pack-up", averred Sourabh

Playing Lord Krishna, Vishnu & Shiva in three respective hugely popular shows, Sourabh struck a chord with the audience & won respect & adulation over the years.

Playing a diagonally opposite role, Sourabh has temporarily brought his pet beagle Wafer to Umbergaon where he's shooting, "It was a conscious decision to bring back my pet to the sets as he'll remind me of home, my wife and kids and help me overcome the negative thoughts. I've come to realize that I have started to act differently off-camera and that I believe is not me as a person. I'm usually composed but these days I tend to get worked up and hyper around people who are just trying to help me. I plan to start practising meditation to maintain my sanity," he signs off.

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