Actor Chetan Hansraj, popular for playing negative characters in TV shows and movies, has been introduced as a new contestant on Lock Up. The prison-based reality show on Sunday announced the entry of Chetan as a prisoner, saying he has been accused of being a villain by choice. He comes soon after Siddharth Sharma became the third contestant to be evicted from the lock-up after Swami Chakrapani Maharaj and Tehseen Poonawalla.
A new promo of the show featuring Chetan as the locked up contestant was shared by ALTBalaji on his Instagram account with the caption, “Bad Jail Mein Hai @chetan_hansraj as 15th Contestant. Will Yeh Khalnayak Banega Yeh Hai Yehna Bhi Banega Hai. ?” The video begins with the chained Chetan reacting angrily to the prison guard, while a voiceover says, “Hero heroine full jail mein kami thi toh khilna ki hai. Chetan Hansraj is now in lock up and he is this tyrant. They are in jail. Chetan is then seen holding a digital placard which reads, “Prisoner – Chetan Hansraj, Charge – Villain Pasand Se, in custody since tonight.”
The viewers of the show reacted positively to this new entry. One wrote, “Superb. The game is getting more and more interesting.” Others commented on Chetan’s villainous character in the promo. One wrote, “I am scared to see this Baba.”
Chetan, who has played many negative characters on screen, had commented on his choice of roles in October last year, accepting the positive character of a cop in the show Mauka-e-Varaat. The actor had said, “I don’t see any character as positive or negative… I just look at it as a character. I love playing negative characters. They bring independence and constant work. Had there been only one hero, I would not have been in this industry for so long.”
Lock Up runs for seven days on ALTBalaji and MX Player and Kangana Ranaut’s Judgment Day episode streams on weekends at 10.30 pm. The show has contestants including Poonam Pandey, Pahal Rohatgi, Sara Khan, Munawwar Farooqui, Ali Merchant, Karanvir Bohra, Nisha Rawal among other controversial celebrities.