Ashoka was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent. Now, the serial is being built on the biography of this great emperor.
A mammoth set with intricate design, a stellar cast, high-end VFX technology and a vision to bring to viewers an engaging and entertaining retelling of the story of one of India’s greatest emperors – Colors’ new offering “Chakravartin Samrat Ashok” promises to be a historical treat.
A walk into the show’s set – created by the creative masterminds Nitin Desai and Omung Kumar – one of the most expensive offerings from the Colors stable, at N.D. Studios in Karjat, about 100 km away from the country’s entertainment hub Mumbai, unravelled the efforts going behind putting together the show.
“A team of at least 500 people are working on this show,” Abhimanyu Singh, CEO, Contiloe, that’s producing the show, told IANS here.
The attempt on the channel’s part is to delve into the pages of history to highlight Ashoka’s journey to becoming the great emperor, heroic warrior and the epic legend that he was.
Stepping into the role of young Ashoka, an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, is 14-year-old Siddharth Nigam, whose ability to cartwheel, jump and perform stunts, has been seen in Bollywood film “Dhoom:3″ and in TV show “Mahakumbh”.
As many as around 20 episodes of the show have already been shot across Jaisalmer, Kerala, Mumbai’s Film City and the set here in Karjat.