Even at the age of 61 actor Puneet Issar regularly stars in both cinema and shows like. The actor gained prominence in the 90s when he starred in the role of Duryodhan for the hit show Mahabharat.
Recently the actor spoke about the need to reinvent one’s art. He said, “I just came back from the shoot of The Kashmir Files, that will release along with Jayeshbhai Jordaar. I am making another film. It has been a good journey for me so far.”
He added saying, “I had to change with the time. I never stuck to my image. I broke it constantly. That’s why you see the other Mahabharat actors, woh wahi pe reh gaye hain, 30 saal purane ussi jagah pe hain. But I kept breaking my image. That is why I am still working actively.”
Issar also said that he loves exploring new territories in the industry. “I played the villain in many films but I also did a Border (1997) in which I played a zinda dil Army man. I changed mode throughout my career. I also directed a film Garv: Pride & Honour (2004) with Salman (Khan). I started doing theatre in 2015 Raavna ki Ramayan. I went and did a reality show, that was a big change for me. I also wrote and directed a play which is Mahabharat from Duryodhan’s perspective. I like accepting new challenges, exploring newer territories.”