100-crore ‘Mahabharat’ starts today! Catch new stills of the star cast
Can the new 'Mahabharat' go one better on the old one? The show premieres today!
Date: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 09:15:13 GMT
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'Mahabharat' on TV
Ever since the promo of the new show Mahabharat, made on a bigger scale, went on air, it’s grandeur has left the audiences intrigued. The show is technically superior and its execution on small screen looks brilliant. Produced by Siddharth Tewary, the show premieres today 8.30 p.m on Star Plus.
While B.R Chopra’s classic Mahabharat, aired during the 1980s, remains the hot favourite of the older generation for its emotional connect, the makers of the new Mahabharat are confident that they can lure the newer generation with the recreation of the great epic, laced with some awesome special effects.
The new Mahabharat has an ensemble star cast featuring various newcomers. It is touted as the Indian TV’s most-expensive show. The show is being made on a whopping budget and reportedly the channel Star has invested Rs 100 crore on the project, while Rs 20 crore has gone in the marketing of the show.
The channel has also made huge investments to create visual effects to tickle the fancy of the younger audience. “The characters have been given an edgy look so that today's youth relate to them,” Senior Vice President for Marketing at Star India, Nikhil Madhok is quoted as saying.
For the promotions, the channel has also set up Mahabharat museums at shopping malls in eight cities. In these museums, people can catch a glimpse of the jewellery, costumes and weapons that have been used by various characters in the show.
Going by the promos, the show has got the mettle to strike the right chord with the audiences. We have already given you a sneak peek on the various characters. Here are they: Sayantani Ghosh (Satyavati), Arav Chaudhary (Bheeshma), Ratan Rajput (Amba), Shaheer Sheikh (Arjun), Saurabh Jain (Krishna), Pooja Sharma (Draupadi), Puneet Issar (Parshuram) and Praneet Bhatt (Shakuni) among others.
Now catch some more stills from the new Mahabharat that will be telecast from Monday to Friday 8.30 pm. It’s going to be a half-hour show consisting of 128 episodes.