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.
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.
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Author: Anil Merani