Television villains are always portrayed as fat or well built or with moustache & beard. But Star Pravah's serial Duheri is an exception for this stereotype image of a villain. Balwant Ballal of Duheri is the most stylish villain on Marathi Television. Actor Aashok Shinde portrays the character of Balwant Ballal, which is getting viewers recongnition.
Balwant Ballal entered the serial only after Duheri completed 200 episodes. But due to his style quotient, he became famous in very short time. His dressing style and his overall persona highlights in this extra-ordinary character.
About his Character Balwant Ballal, Aashok Shinde said, "When I decide to play any character, I first check whether its a postive or negative charcter. Same process went with Balwant Ballal too. I wanted to portray this character uniquely, so I discussed with our director and few signature steps were agreed upon. This anti-hero has good sense of styling and that's why he shines with grace and style. You don't see such characters on television easily."
Aashok Shinde is very particular about his fitness, He said "Every Actor's body is his medium of expression. So we have to take care of our body, looks and overall well-being. I exercise for one hour daily without fail and I am very particular about my diet. This routine is part of my life for many years now. I look fresh beacuse of my fitness and that helps me in portraying the character."
Balwant Ballal (Aashok Shinde), his son Vikram Ballal (Angad Mhaskar) and grandson Drushant Suryawanshi (Sanket Pathak), these three characters will slowly unravel their relationship in this family drama 'Duheri'. So do watch the thrills in Duheri every Monday to Saturday at 8:30 pm on Star Pravah.