DISCLAIMER - I AM NOT BASHING ANYONE HERE. IT'S JUST A POINT I WANTED TO PUT FORWARD.
So this is a mega-budget Opus Magnum and characters/ Historic figures we haven't even heard of are introduced here.
But, I do have a little bit of what they say in hindi 'shikayat' with Swastik and Siddharth Tewary. While he has beautifully brought his dream into reality, he has missed out on introducing three prominent (prominent according to me that is) characters/ Historic figures here. They are Chanakya, the mastermind ; Roxxane Alexander's alleged first love, historically proven first wife ; Cleopatra Alexander's sister/ sibling.
While most of you might agree that Cleopatra isn't all that prominent here, it was Alexander and his Mother's push that paved way for him to become the world's greatest conqueror. Yes, even I agree with that, but a little bit of sibling bonding would have been cute and fun to watch. Not to mention, THERE ARE historical proofs and mentions about her, quite a bit infact.
But the thing that Swastik (for now) has omitted Chanakya and Roxanne deeply upsets me. Haven't we all heard stories and legends about Chanakya and what a genius he was ? Hell, most of us (me included) even aspired to be as smart and quick-witted as him.
Not to mention, it was HIS vision of a unified India in the first place, and it was HIM who foresaw Alexander's invasion towards India. HE persuaded Porus to fight Alexander after failing to convince Dhanananda. HE trained Chandragupta Maurya into defeating Dhanananda, a feat which even Alexander couldn't achieve.
Why Swastik, why did you leave out this so prominent character ? (FOR NOW)
And Roxanne, oh what do I tell about this most beautiful woman in Asia at that time' according to Alexander's generals. There are a lot, a lot of information on her and Alexander's relationship in books as well as the net. It has been mentioned many times that it was love at first sight' for him. Although captured, Alexander chose to marry her despite the opposition from most of his generals. Yes, this capture-and-marry passionate love stories is something that fascinates me the most. And, she accompanied him in his journey towards capturing India as well.
Please Swastik, if Porus can have a love affair with the never heard of Laacchi, then why can't Alexander's historically proven first marriage and a little back story to that be shown as well ? Also, I already have a very bad feeling that instead of Roxanne, Alexander's second wife Stateira will be shown as she was Darius's daughter and Darius is already introduced as one of the prime characters here.
I have said this before and I am saying it again I am NOT bashing or picking out faults in Swastik's or Sidd Tewary's dream creation in any way. I am VERY grateful to them for bringing this wonderful creation on screen. Just consider this as a historic fan's wish, and I am hoping that as the serial progresses these characters will be shown. And I have been a Swastik fan since Razia Sultan and Mahabharat days, one of their best till date.
So, what do you guys have to say about this ? Would love to hear your opinions too.Edited by darkwarrior200 - 2017-11-23T00:04:36Z
I read an interview of gurpreet singh (who's playing ambhiraj) in july and he said no one has been cast yet for chankanya's role.So they'll definitely show him later or they have already cast a less known actor for the role.
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