Puneet Issar starred as a villain in several movies during the 1980s and 1990s, like Zakhmi Aurat, Jagruti, Kal Ki Aawaz, Palay Khan, Teja, Prem Shakti and many more, which include the Mohanlal starers Yodha and Pingami, Salman Khan starers Sanam Bewafa, Chandramukhi and Suriyavanshi, Akshay Kumar starer Ashant and multi-starers like Kshatriya.
He is back as Raavan. He is one of the graceful actors of Indian cinema. He has been playing great roles and more often the negative roles.
Once he was asked in an interview, “Do you choose to play anti-heroes or have you been unfairly typecast?” He replied by saying, “I was originally offered the role of Bheem in BR Chopra’s Mahabharata. I was six feet three inches and had the kind of body that they wanted for the powerful Pandava. I told them that I wanted to play Duryodhan and they said, ‘Are you okay? Everybody who comes here, wants to be a hero.’ Duryodhan was not a villain for me. He was the hero of a classic tragedy, just as Ravan is.”
Written and directed by Atul Satya Kaushik of the Films and Theatre Society, a group of youngsters working in varied fields brought together by a love for theatre and films, the play staged here over the weekend features Bollywood actor Puneet Issar as Ravana.
Here are the stills from the play:-