Oh no, you don’t need a spaceship or any special gadgets or an advanced body suit to enjoy this travel!
Obviously, the concept of time travel is so intriguing and exciting while the world of politics is so murky and many a times disappointing.
Only if these two merge, can we hope to enjoy them both. To fulfil this wish, Colors is bringing on your small screen, Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat on colors TV which is replacing Bigg Boss 8!
In a way, Bigg Boss was no less than an out and out political reality show where plotting and planning kept on happening day in and day out.
However, when it comes to the father of all political gyan, who better than our great Chanakya to learn from! Hence the show on the life of one of the greatest rulers to have ruled India, ever, Samrat Ashoka!
Normally, historical shows don’t do that great as expected, primarily because of less interest in the history amongst the masses.
There are a few exceptions though, like the show on the life of Maharana Pratap.
More often than not, mythological shows have a better run due to obvious religious reasons.
But this time, the show on the life of Ashoka looks very promising. Not only because of a very high production value, but also because it will have Chanakya in a pivotal role. Last time Chanakya enlightened us with his wisdom was ages ago on Doordarshan and the youth of today would hardly relate with as dynamic a character as him. It was Chandraprakash Dwivedi who had brought Chanakya in our lives with an impeccable performance even with limited resources.
Therefore it is the need of the hour for today’s generation to know about one of the most intelligent men our country has ever produced and the best way is to showcase his works and teachings via an entertaining show. With increased budgets and better resources, there is a better chance of presenting an engaging show that sheds light on our glorious history and wise men whose words still hold true in this day and age of different circumstances but similar situations!
Today’s Chanakya is none other than the versatile actor, Manoj Joshi!
He has donned several hats from playing funny to extremely serious and mature characters in both movies and TV. He can surely be trusted to bring his own signature style even when playing a character as complex and difficult as Chanakya.
Let’s hope the show lives up to the curiosity it has created and presents a perfect blend of history and entertainment.