He is a Union Minister often seen exchanging views on serious subjects but he was seen donning traditional silk costumes, a gleaming crown and speaking chaste Hindi as well.
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan assumed the role of legendary king Janak of Mithila at a Ramleela event.
In the event, he also conveyed the message on importance of clean environment.
The Environment Minister tried his hand in acting at the popular Ramleela depicting the life of Lord Rama organised by the Luv Kush committee in the sprawling grounds of the Red Fort.
The minister was almost unrecognisable with an imperial moustache, make-up and royal attire.
In a conversation with Lord Rama, his character said, “I know you wish to live in a natural environment.”
And, if air remains clean and pure, it will lead to healthy life, he said.
Before, the start of the programme, the minister also tweeted that he was going to play the role of King Janak, father of Sita.>