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Sameer Dharmadhikari in Contiloe's Rani Lakshmi Bai...

Sameer will be essaying the role of Maharaja of Jhansi in the show which will air on Zee TV...

Published: Tuesday,May 05, 2009 18:02 PM GMT-06:00
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The historical show on the life of Jhansi Ki Rani which was to launch on Zee TV has switched hands, and in comes Contiloe to produce the show in place of Innovative 9.  The show produced by Contiloe is tentatively titled 'Rani Lakshmi Bai' and as per our sources, Sameer Dharmadhikari who was earlier seen playing the lead in Main Teri Parchain Hoon will play the make lead in the show.

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According to our source, "He will be playing the role of the Maharaja of Jhansi, Gangadhar Rao, who was the husband of Rani Lakshmi Bai".

Though the channel Zee TV opted for Contiloe to produce this magnum opus venture for them, the title of 'Jhansi Ki Rani' and the script is registered with the earlier producers, Innovative 9. Hence, the Contiloe show will launch with a new title which has not been finalized yet.

Confirming this, Abhimanyu Singh of Contiloe says, "We are still thinking about the title though we have tentatively named it Rani Lakshmi Bai.  Our show will air on Zee TV".

We talked to the earlier Producer Chandan Singh of Innovative 9, who expressed his displeasure saying, "The channel has given my show to Contiloe. They are threatening our artists to be part of the Contiloe show, stating that they will blacklist them otherwise".

"I haven't told my artists that we are not producing the show any more or they can go and do other projects. The artists have the contract with us and not the channel. They have asked the channel to get an NOC from us", he adds further.

When asked whether his venture is still on, the producer replies, "Of course my project will take place. I have invested 9 crore rupees in it and the shoot will start again in the third week of May. Above all, the script and title has been registered by us, so legally there is no chance of two shows airing with the same title".

While Zee has given a clean chit to Contiloe, Innovative 9 is pitching their show to other channels now!!

Let's see what future has in store for the two projects…

Reporter: Ranjini Nair, Rachana Trivedi
Author: Rachana Trivedi

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DesiGirlMita 13 years ago I can''t wait to watch this show!

When is it starting?
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devashree_h 13 years ago Actually Rani Jhasi''s husband was older than her,,so Sameer will suit the role.
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am_786 13 years ago The actor is nice but if Krratika Sengar really is playing the lead they should get someone younger... Naman perhaps!?
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garson 13 years ago Great... Wish you all the best Sameer... hope you do a wonderful job with this role too...
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Barnali8 13 years ago WELCOME back. After a long break of Main Teri Parchayee Hun., Sameer Dharmadhikary is back wid a bang.

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laney 13 years ago I think Krratika Sengar will be playiing jhansi ki rani, I am so excited about this new show, looks interesting! Hope it gets on air soon!
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shockalot 13 years ago Hey! Sameer''s back! It''s nice to see him on the small screen after Main Teri Parchhain hoon! All the best Sameer!
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