"The role of Akbar has been played by two phenomenal actors namely Prithviraj Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan in movies. Hence, I feel privileged to essay this role” Krip said in a statement.

“But unlike them who essayed his positive behaviour, I'm portraying the negative side of Akbar in the show 'Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap',” he added.

"Playing a negative role is tough...an artist should always be ready to take up challenges, I chose to play Akbar," he said.

The show, aired on Sony Entertainment Television, features Ssharad Malhotra and Rachana Parulkar as Maharana Pratap and Ajabde.

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