Yeah, Nakula was supposed to be very attractive - that was the quality he was secretly very proud of, and which caused him to die on that swarga prasthan. They just picked identical twins for them
If Arjun played Dushyant, is the actor's name Gautam Sharma? I looked up the Shakuntala forum archives, where it gave this name. Please confirm. Also, someone else suggested that Gandhari is Tapasya's mom in Uttaran - again, somebody please confirm that as well.
Can you or anyone else help me w/ the cast list, so that I can get an updated cast list to update in the cast page, as well as the front page?? The ones we know or are certain about are bolded
, so no need to check those.Satyabhama - Urvashi Pardeshi
Jambavati - Yudhisthir - Sachin Verma
Arjun - Gautam Sharma (?)
Kunti -Bheeshma - Mamik Singh
Drona -Shakuni - Gufi Paintal
Gandhari - Pragati Mehra(?)Duryodhan - Amit Pachori
One thing I'll say for this serial is its consistency - it seems to be a modus operandi of theirs to utilize as few actors as they can get away w/ (although it begs the question of why have fictional characters like Amod and Ramiya at the start of the serial). If in the initial part of the serial they got by w/o showing Ugrasena and other major personalities of the Dwarka court, except for a brief appearance of Vasudev & Devaki, and even losing Rukmini when her role was more or less done, here they are continuing on that track and avoiding anybody they can get away with. Like no Karna in this story so far, and I think they are past the point where they can introduce him. I'm actually fascinated w/ this minimalist approach - what is the least number of characters that are absolutely necessary
to show the story of Krishna & the Mahabharata?
Balarama & Revathy seem to be gone, although if Krishna is returning to Dwarka, Satyabhama & Jambavati are still available (although Balarama will be needed for Bhima's battle w/ Duryodhan, so I do hope they show him visiting Hastinapur next time and training either or both of them separately). Somehow, I even doubt that they'll include Subhadra or Abhimanyu - in the war, they'll probably show the Pandavas fighting on one side, Bheeshma, Drona, Duryodhan, Dushashan & Shakuni on the other, and since Draupadi's inclusion is unavoidable, they'll probably throw in Drupada, Dhrishtadyumna and Shikhandi for variety. This is not so far fetched - in the battle of Kundinpur, Balarama in the original story defeated the combined forces of Jarasandha, Sishupala, Shalva, Dantavatra, Vidyurath, Paundrak and Kashi-raj. But what they showed was just a duel b/w Balarama & Sishupala, as if the obstacles were just that. So in the Mahabharata, they may just show two armies clashing, and some battles, like Arjun vs Bheeshma, Bhima vs Duryodhan, Sahadev vs Shakuni, and show the rest of the armies just battling it out.
In which case, I'd say that once we get Draupadi & her family, we'd have the complete Mahabharata cast.
Edited by .Vrish. - 22 October 2011 at 7:33am