Copyright © 2020 Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Since Bhishma Pitamah was the one behind the alliance, he ended up earning Shakuni's hatred. Shakuni hated the idea of Gandhari's marriage with the blind prince of Hastinapura. Disclaimer: Image is for illustration purpose only. Amrishji (Amrish Puri) is known for playing Mogambo. If there is anything more you can add, feel free to reach me at Without them, the story does not move! While we usually discuss how Shakuni, Duryodhan's maternal uncle manipulated him leading to the war, we hardly talk anything about Shakuni's life. People loved to hate me because of my character. Yudhishthira lost it to Shakuni on the basis of his illusionary tricks in the much famous gamble. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news, Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from, Amaal Mallik wants to hack Armaan's account and delete trolls from social media. Dwapar Yuga refers to the age where relations lose feelings, when 'brother would turn against brothers'. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our, Updated: 23 May, 2020 07:52 IST | Gandhari covered her eyes on her will to share her blindness. I am quite happy that Mahabharat is back on COLORS. Also, characters like Shakuni are so well woven into the story that they become an integral part. I have also played a very interesting role as Vishwakarma in another wonderful serial on COLORS called Karmaphal Daata Shani. Gufi Paintal played Shakuni Mama in Mahabharat “I believe that mythological shows like Mahabharat are a great way of getting some good life lessons and keeping yourself motivated during the lockdown,” shared Gufi Paintal, who played the role of Shakuni in the iconic show. There is a temple dedicated to Shakuni. Are Mumbai's transport services equipped to curb COVID-19 spread? Shakuni's dice is believed to be made of his father's thigh bone but actually, it was made of ivory. Shakuni is seen as a mastermind. The main grudge was against Bhishma Pitamah. I was the auditioning director, so I conducted auditions for almost all the characters. There still exists a temple in Pavithreswaram in the Kollam … Gufi Paintal, who rose to fame as Shakuni Mama from a popular mythological tale Mahabharat, shared his journey playing the evil character. Raina's life with wife Priyanka and kids Gracia, Rio beyond-the-field! He has a history, not all are aware of. Shakuni could not stand the thought of his sister getting married to a blind man. Indian actor Gufi Paintal portrayed the character of Shakuni in BR Chopra’s Mahabharata. In the Mahabharata, Shakuni's hatred towards Hastinapura developed when Bhishma approached King Subala with a marriage proposal for Shakuni's sister Gandhari's, to the blind Kaurava prince Dhritarashtra. As far as my casting was concerned, I had played Lord Metclaff in a serial just before Mahabharat called Bahadur Shah Zafar. He said I should stop doing evil deeds or he would break my legs! While I did not have the idea that it was going to be such a massive hit, I also know that this show will always be special to me because of all the amazing people working on the show especially BR Chopra. In my case, it is Shakuni Mama's role that I am remembered for. Shakuni was the 100th son of King Subala, and so was also known as Saubala. They all are memories of life. Amaal Mallik wants to hack Armaan's account and delete trolls. If we think of the Kurukshetra as a result of antagonism between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, Shakuni was undoubtedly the catalyst. 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Read on to see how much you know about him. Career. He was the youngest and the most intelligent of all his siblings. He has a history, not all are aware of. Shakuni is often seen as a coward but the fact is despite having ample opportunities to return to his kingdom, he chose to stay and ensure that the Kuru dynasty comes to an end. After all, not everyone has the power to win kingdoms through a mere dice game. Just like Ravana had a good side, so did Shakuni. A letter I remember was from a gentleman who threatened me! 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Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. The special thing about those days was the fact that people were so innocent back then and thought that I was Shakuni Mama in real! Shakuni, as a revenge, pledged to end his clan. People loved to hate me because of my character. Gandhararaja or Shakuni Mama, the maternal uncle of the Kauravas, was killed on the 18th day of the Mahabharata by the youngest of the Pandavas, Sahadeva.