Thursday, Jun 01, 2023 | Last Update : 04:57 AM IST
Aan Tiwari, who plays the title role in &TV’s mythological show Baal Shiv, has not only impressed viewers with his phenomenal acting prowess but also caught the attention of the jury at Bharat Icon Awards 2022. Aan has received the Best Child Actor award at the recently held award ceremony. In this candid chat, Aan Tiwari shares his excitement for receiving the prestigious award, inspiration behind playing the title role, camaraderie with co-stars, behind-the-scenes fun and much more. Excerpts from the interview:
How does it feel to bag Best Child Actor award for your first ever title role in Baal Shiv?
I am overjoyed to have won the Bharat Icon Best Child Actor award. This is my first award for playing Baal Shiv, and my family, friends, and entire team of the show are ecstatic. Everyone called and congratulated me. I want to thank my audience for their love and positive responses since the commencement of the show in November 2021. This award motivates me further to continue giving my best and keep the viewers entertained. I feel this is Lord Shiva’s blessing.
What inspired you to play Baal Shiv?
My entire family is ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. My mother has helped me in learning all his stutis and has told me about many stories on Mahadev. I can say that Lord Shiva himself has inspired me to prepare for the title role of Baal Shiv. I consider myself lucky that, through this show, I can learn more about him.
Describe your relationship with the co-stars of the show?
The entire cast and crew of Baal Shiv have become my family. I feel the set of the show is my home. I share a close bond with Mouli Ganguly, who plays the role of my mother Mahasati Anusuya in the show. While audience get to watch the beautiful, endearing relationship between mother Mahasati Anusuya and Baal Shiv in the show, not many know about our special bond behind the camera. She not only assists me when I am shooting scenes, but we also play games together in our free time. She frequently prepares my favourite lunch items, and we always eat together. Siddharth Arora (Mahadev) and Shivya Pathania (Devi Parvati) also love me a lot. Apart from shooting, we also engage in a lot of fun activities. The crew also helps me to give my best in the show and they all make me feel as if I am surrounded by my family on the set.
Can you share any favourite Baal Shiv behind-the-scenes moment?
Recently my elder sister Saachi Tiwari has entered the show as Sumati. I loved the moment she came on set in Sumati’s avatar. No one had informed me about her entry and it was a big surprise for me to see her as Sumati on set. I love to see my sister acting and rehearsing her lines with Mouli Ganguly (Mahasati Anusuya). I am sure the audience will like her part and continue to bless us both to give our best.
What would you like to say to the audience?
To keep showering their love and affection on me and the show and help us win many more awards in future as well.
Watch ‘Aan Tiwari as Baal Shiv’ in &TV’s Baal Shiv, airing every Monday to Friday at 8:00 pm!