After Chandraprakash Dwivedi, it is now time for Ekta Kapoor
to come up with her Mahabharat
. After continued denials, the confirmed news now is that the ‘Queen of Soaps’
has finally decided to tread into the path of mythologicals for the
first time in her illustrious career.
But along with the news is coupled a lot of confusion regarding the casting of the show, which is to start from August 15th.
While the cream of Ekta’s loyalists like Ronit Roy
, Hiten Tejwani
Gauri Pradhan, Chetan Hansraj
, Akashdeep Saigal
, Gauri Pradhan, Sakshi
Tanwar have been in the spotlight as the probable cast, none of the
actors have confirmed their association with the project.
Another news doing rounds is that, it was initially suggested that
Sakshi Tanwar was roped in to play the role of Kunti, the mother of Pandavas, but now a little
birdie informs us that the actress will not play the role of Kunti, but
will go on to play Ganga, who is Bhishma’s mother. The source further
adds that Bhishma’s role will be played by Ronit Roy
However, when we spoke to Parvati aka Sakshi Tanwar
of Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, she refused to comment saying, “I was
approached by Balaji in January, but since then I have not got any further intimation on the same”.
As regards to fixing Independence Day as the launch date, the source says
that Ekta did not want competition with Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Kya Aap
Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hai?’ and hence chose the month of August, as King
Khan’s unique game show would have ended then. Incidentally, Star Plus
is gearing up to air ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass…’ from 25th April at the 8
pm weekend slot. News is also abuzz that the shooting for Ekta’s
Mahabharat is already in full swing at Chandivili Studio.
Keep watching this space for more on Ekta’s Mahabharat on 9X..
Author: Anil Merani