Prithviraj Chauhan to come live on Star
Megaserial Dharti Ka Veer Yodha - Prithviraj Chauhan, will see newcomer Angad Bedi (son of cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi) play the title role.india Updated: May 10, 2006 14:42 IST
Star Plus will air a new teleserial Dharti Ka Veer Yodha - Prithviraj Chauhan from May 12.
Produced by the late Ramanand Sagar's sons, Subhash Sagar, Prem Sagar and Jyoti Sagar under the banner of Sagar Arts international, which has given to television such historicals as Ramayana, Sri Krishna and Vikram Aur Betaal, the mega historical series, traces the life of the Rajput ruler from birth till death.
Gracing the event for the launch of the megaserial, Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat lauded the role of television in spreading tremendous awareness about India's rich cultural heritage and Historical legacy.
|Actors of Dharti Ka Veer Yodha-Prithviraj Chauhan, Jas Arora, Angad Bedi (C) playing Prithviraj Chauhan, Parivah and Sunila Karambekar at the function of the launch of the serial in New Delhi on Tuesday, May 9, 2006.|
Admitting to being an ardent follower of serials like Ramayan, produced by the late Ramanand Sagar, and the recent Saibaba, made by Prem Sagar, Shekhawat said,"serials like Ramayana and Saibaba have made an immense contribution in bringing, India's historical legacy and the rich cultural heritage out of the confines of the history books".
"Books can only be read and understood by a limited section of people whereas these TV serials on the lives of Lord Rama and Saibaba can be understood by one and all."
"For example, Ramayana infused a sort of "cultural revival" in the whole of India, with the people of all ages and sections leaving aside all their work to watch religiously the life of Lord Rama on TV," Mr Shekhawat said.
Describing Prithviraj Chauhan as among the biggest warriors in India's history, Mr Shekhawat said,"most of us must have read about the life of Prithviraaj Chauhan in history books.
However, watching the life of the great warrior through a TV serial would effectively bring out the grandeur and magnificence characterising his life which was full of instances of bravery, duty and patriotism,"he said.
Conceptualised by Moti Sagar and Anand Sagar and directed by Shakti Sagar, the series, the serial will be aired every week from Friday to Sunday at 9.00 pm.
It will have newcomer Angad Bedi (son of cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi) play the title role of Prithviraj Chauhan, actress Parivah in the role of Prithviraj's beloved Sanyogita, model-turned actor Jas Arora in the role of Prithviraaj's father Someshwar, Milind Gunaji in the role of Kannauj king Vijaypal and actor Nirmal Pandey.