Manish Wadhwa to recreate the Chanakya magic..

After going thro' a strenuous audition process, the channel and production house zeroed in on Manish Wadhwa to play the epic character..

Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 5:05:25 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright:  |  Comments 24 Comments  |  12785 Views

Chandragupt Maurya, the period drama based on the life and achievements of one of the greatest and most successful rulers of ancient India launches on Imagine on 11th March, every Friday and Saturday at 9 PM.

The show produced by Sagar Arts and 72 Degrees Northe has Manish Wadhwa essaying the central character of Chanakya. However, not many know that the channel and production house had a tough task casting the actor to play Chanakya.

With the actor cum writer cum director Chandraprakash Dwivedi setting an apt example by living the role of Chanakya in the DD National epic that has till date been hailed as a milestone on Indian television, the channel had its task cut out.

A little birdie tells us, "Imagine and the production house were looking to recreate the magic of the epic character, and had auditioned nearly 70-75 actors for the role. Manoj Joshi the veteran actor who has been living the role of Chanakya in his play for many years now, happened to be one of the strong choices. However, at the end of it, the makers decided to take in Manish Wadhwa for the role, and the biggest plus got by casting him is that he happens to be a less exposed actor when compared to Manoj Joshi".

When we contacted Manish Wadhwa to get his take on playing Chanakya, he said "I simply do not have words to express my gratitude to the channel and makers of the show. Yes, it is true that more than 70 odd people were auditioned before the prized role fell into my kitty. Chanakya is one of the epic characters that anyone would love to play. I am giving my 100% to the role, and I hope viewers appreciate the efforts put in".

Going by the classy promos of Chandragupt Maurya that are already on air, we can only say that Imagine seems to have an ace up its sleeve this time..

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  • Posted on: 25 April 2011 at 2:57pmVasusenaRadheya


    Lovvving your acting Manish ji , keep rocking . U r an wonderful Chanaykya

  • Posted on: 23 April 2011 at 10:51pmmesha.shah


    hats off to role of chanakya

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  • Posted on: 22 April 2011 at 4:48pmVasusenaRadheya


    Lovvving your acting Manish ji , keep rocking . U r an wonderful Chanaykya.

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  • Posted on: 21 April 2011 at 1:43pmAAKASH170

    chanakya has been revived by manish wadhwa

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  • Posted on: 18 April 2011 at 3:42pmBul3

    amazing acting!..perfect choice for the role of Chanakya!

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  • Posted on: 16 April 2011 at 10:30ambabli102030

    doing the great job.....cant imagine better actor than u...i must cogratulate u

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  • Posted on: 11 April 2011 at 12:19pmBlueSpirit

    Perfect Choice

    I don't think I can imagine anyone else as Chanakya now. Great performance a big thumbs up to Manish Wadhwa :)

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    easterlily15, babli102030, VasusenaRadheya
  • Posted on: 07 April 2011 at 12:15amrinku4u

    perfectttttttttttttttttt selection!!!!! just 222222222222 perfectttt....loving the show... he is putting more than 100% ... totally awesomee

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  • Posted on: 29 March 2011 at 1:45amsss8080

    Very nice show. Chanakya acting by Manish is iimpressive .

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    babli102030, rinku4u
  • Posted on: 27 March 2011 at 10:20pmchulbuliannu

    show is too gud... I like the acting of chandrgupt also...

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