After appearing as a naxalite leader in Diya Aur Baati Hum, Akhilendra Mishra is all set to the play the role of Kansa in Mahabharat, which will soon start the story of Krishna. Akhilendra has earlier played Raavan in Ramayan that was aired on the now defunct channel Imagine. Says Akhilendra, "Ramayan and Mahabharat are two great epics and if I get an opportunity to play a role in either of them it's a privilege.
After playing the powerful Raavan, it will be interesting to play Kansa who was also a king. It will give a different dimension to me as an actor." The veteran actor best known for his role as Kroor Singh in Chandrakanta and Arjan Singh in Laggan will start shooting for the serial next week.