Nishant Makani takes on the compelling role of Niraj Bodi in the gripping series ‘Johri’, based on a true story of a man’s journey from obscurity to becoming a prominent figure in the diamond industry. The storyline intricately weaves through the narrative of a common man mentored by his uncle, evolving into a diamond magnate.
The drama intensifies as ‘Johri’ delves into the realm of bank scams and deceit, chronicling the ascent and downfall of a businessman. Beginning with Niraj’s humble origins, the series transforms into a riveting thriller that encapsulates the essence of the 1990s.
Stepping into the character of Niraj, Nishant breathes life into the persona, while Charu Asopa’s portrayal of Mani becomes instrumental in motivating Niraj’s meteoric rise in the diamond business.
Reflecting on his process of portraying this controversial character, Nishant shares, “My role is rooted in the life of a real individual, and extensive research has been integral to preparing for it. From repeatedly watching videos to spending time with individuals acquainted with him, I’ve delved deep into understanding this persona.”
The actor from ‘Pashmina-Dhaage Mohabbat Ke’ adds, “The biggest challenge for me was the physical transformation. Being a fitness enthusiast with a well-maintained physique, I had to veer away from my usual fitness routine to gain weight and authentically portray the character.” Experience Nishant’s compelling portrayal and the captivating journey of Niraj Bodi in ‘Johri’ as it unravels the intricate layers of ambition and trials.