Posted: 19 May 2008 at 8:30am | IP Logged
The Who's who of Ekta's Mahabarat
Ekta Kapoor's Mahabharat will go
on air in August. The filming is about to begin next week. We give you
a lowdown on some of the characters who have been finalized.
Ronit Roy as Bhishma
He is taking major training for his role from Prashant Sawant (SRK's trainer). He has stopped eating rice and fish.
Ram Kapoor as Dhritashtra
It is said that Ram is also on weight training and is working hard to prepare for this blind character.
Chetan Hansraj as Bheem
Chetan is training himself in a gym. It is said that while doing a dummy shoot, Aryan's biceps inspired him.
Hiten Tejwani as Karan
Hiten is already playing a modern day Karan in his show Kyunki but it
will be more interesting to see him in mythological costumes designed
by Manish Malhotra.
Aryan Vaidya as Duryodhan
has replaced Akashdeep Saigal as Akash is busy with his reality show
and a daily soap. Moreover, it is being said that he is too fat for the
Sakshi Tanwar as Ganga
She was shooting for the show recently in Ladakh and suffered from some altitude problems.
Saigal is playing Kans Mama. The character of Kans is not very
prominent as he has a very short role while Rakshanda Khan as Amba, the
sister of Ambica and Amablica, will be seen in amrapali costumes.
main characters like Krishna, Draupadi and Arjun are still to be
decided. A source told us, "Ekta is making the show for the new
generation so it is going to be a contemporary one. Our target audience
is the age group of 15-20 who have only heard about the old Mahabharat.
It is going to be technically way better and Manish is working very
hard on each and every costume."
Some of the members of the cast have already finished shooting in Ladakh. The rest of the show's shoot will begin on May 28.