Ekta Ki Mahabharat Shuru!!!

After a lot of speculations and denials, it is finally confirmed that Ekta Kapoor is going ahead with the making of Mahabharat. Read to know more...

Friday, April 11, 2008 | 4:05:49 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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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

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Posted on: 16 April 2008 at 5:18pm
Gauri is wonderful actressGauri's acting in kutumb 1 and 2 was fabulous.....In fact no other actress on tv or even in bollywood/hollywood impresses me other than Gauri in terms of acting....but I seriously do hope Ekta keeps the mahabharat storyline intact and doesn't add her own masala to it!

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Posted on: 16 April 2008 at 10:52am
that gauri female cant act! draupadi! yeah rite! sure! go ahead! all the best!

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Posted on: 15 April 2008 at 12:33pm
ewwww ewww ewww....most nauseating news I have heard in recent times!

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Posted on: 12 April 2008 at 5:37pm
Hiten and Gauri should be cast as Arjun and Draupadi or maybe Eijaz and Anita!!!

Akashdeep Saigal will be good for Duryodhan!!!

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Posted on: 12 April 2008 at 2:26pm
Will the show air on Star plus or 9x?!

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Posted on: 12 April 2008 at 9:14am
oh!! please nobody wants ekta to try her stint at mythology,she wud create a big mess out of the great indian mythology ,ekta stop making mahabhrath ,plzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Posted on: 12 April 2008 at 4:48am
hope hiten n gauri'd get great rolesyeh yeh!!my hiten n gauri r n t.. hope they'd get great roles n wud be casted opposite each other..
waiting 4 15th August..

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Posted on: 11 April 2008 at 10:33pm
Ekta ke serials kisi mahabharat se kam hain kya?I hope she doesn't spoil the story.

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Posted on: 11 April 2008 at 9:15pm

bhagwan jaane yeh mahabharat ko kya bana degi! arre kam se kam isse to chhod diya hota!!!!! i really don't even want to think about what she'll do to my favourite epic =(

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Posted on: 11 April 2008 at 8:39pm
Atleast the generation will know WHAT IS MAHABHARAT!!!

Thanks Ekta

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