Newcomer Himanshu Soni, who will be seen essaying the title role in Buddha , says he has given his everything so that viewers remember him as the onscreen Buddha even after the saga goes off air.

Like many others, Himanshu left his hometown Jaipur and went to Mumbai to pursue acting. Nothing happened immediately and it was just six months ago that lady luck smiled on him.

“I went to Mumbai two years ago. I had to struggle a lot. It’s true that Mumbai is a city of dreams, but it started working in my favour six months ago when I did the audition for Buddha ,” says Himanshu.

“When I got selected it was a dream come true for me. After the show, I want people to remember me as the onscreen Buddha,” he added.

To be aired on Zee TV, Buddha is being made my industrialist B.K. Modi.

After being shortlisted, the 24-year-old adds that he started doing his homework.

“I started doing meditation, went through books about Buddha, read his preaching. I feel I have been able to do justice to my character.” .

With a degree in M.Com from the University of Rajasthan, he wanted to pursue further studies, but couldn’t resist the temptation of donning the grease paint.