Mohit Abrol talks about his role as Zorawar in Alibaba Dastaan-e-Kabul; says, “I prepared for the character for around 2 months”
After taking an year long break, Mohit Abrol is currently seen as Zorawar, the antagonist in Alibaba Daastan-e-Kabul. The actor talked about how he prepared for his role during a recent interview and shared his experience of being a part of the show and more.
He said, “Alibaba Dastaan-e-Kabul is an amazing show and a complete family entertainer. It’s not the normal age-old story that we were told as kids. Our show is full of twists and turns. In the show, for the first time ever, viewers have seen television’s first SimSim who has her own wishes to fulfill. The creators have gone beyond the dialogue ‘Khul ja Sim Sim’ and that makes the story very intriguing. I’m playing the antagonist, Zorawar, who puts down Ali at every instance possible. I’m Ali’s enemy in the show, which has a lot of tiff, fights, and sometimes fun banter.”
Talking about the USP of the show, Mohit said, “Alibaba Dastaan-e-Kabul is India’s biggest family entertainer with a perfect blend of romance, drama, friendship and action with has the best visual graphics which transports the viewers to a magical world. The visuals, VFX of the show also makes it a larger-than-life, something that Indian Television has never witnessed before.”
When asked about his character in the show, Mohit replied, “Zorawar is the leader of the Shahi sadak. Zorawar, has his own class and pride because his father is the sardar of Parvaz (a town in Afghanistan). He never loses a chance to outshine Ali. Zorawar is a rich and entitled brat. He likes to wear good clothes and flaunt his richness. He is a classist by nature, draws comparison between Shahi and Mamuli gali and makes sure that the aawam on the other side (Mamuli gali) knows who the boss is.”
Talking about his prep for the role, he said, “In terms of my preparation, I started reading scripts that majorly focused on Urdu, because the language in the show is predominantly Urdu. I had to practice to get my lehza and dialect right. I had to imbibe it in myself the way Zorawar talks and walks. I had to get Zorawar’s attitude right, as he feels he owns everything because his father is a well-known personality. I had to be the boss! I knew horse riding from a long time, so I didn’t face any challenges there. I did a few workshops with my co-actors, to set the chemistry right. I prepared for the character for around 2 months, as Zorawar and Mohit have different personalities.”
When asked about his experience of shooting for the show, the actor shared, “I’ve been shooting for 3 months now, and in this time span I’ve got to work a lot with Ali (Sheezan Khan), his gang of his friends and my friends. But it’s been lovely to shoot with them, we’ve had our share of fun times and they are a great bunch of actors.”