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Darpan srivastava as mercenary king herod in yeshu

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Jyothi Venkatesh

Adding another character feather to his hat is the popular television face Darpan Srivastava who has been roped in by &TV to play the role of King Herod in its upcoming show Yeshu. Considered a tyrant and cruel ruler, King Herod is a man of extraordinary audacity and ambition. He is a selfish and debauched king solely guided by his own self-interest and resorts to any means to get his way. Elaborating on his character, Darpan Srivastava shared, “Although I have played several negative roles, this character, is completely fresh and different from what I have played so far. While Herod’s traits might be known, I intend on bringing a rendition that is uncommon and unfamiliar among the television audience. A lot of research and study has gone into building this character, and I will try my best to portray it to the best of my abilities. To end on a lighter note, would it be wrong to say – I would like to be a Herod that no one wishes they had met? So, stay tuned, to find out how the show unfolds.”

‘Yeshu’ is a story of an exceptionally benevolent child who only wants to do good and spread happiness all around him. His love and compassion for all is a stark contrast to the dark, evil forces prevalent during his birth and childhood. Witnessing the various atrocities on his family and in society has a deep impact on him. His attempt to help others and ease their pain often leads to situations where he inevitably ends up being hurt and condemned, by not just the oppressors, but also the people at large. But even that does not stop Yeshu from continuing his path. It is not only the most iconic story of good versus evil, but it also captures the beautiful relationship between Yeshu and his support and guide his mother. Stay tuned to know more on ‘Yeshu’ coming soon only on &TV!