Mumbai, 21 September, 2016:The world is aware of Chandragupta as the emperor who laid the foundation of a united Indian sub-continent, but not many are aware of the story which lies beyond this. Most are aware of his feat and accomplishment but few are aware of the driving force behind it. For the first time ever, the story of Chandragupta and warrior princess Nandni will come alive to the viewers through the epic show Chandra Nandni. A never said before love story of Chandragupta and Nandni, a spoil of war, who marries the person who destroyed her family and everything she loved. This high-octane drama will capture the royal couple and the untold chapter of Chandragupta Maurya’s life, bringing two individuals together, uniting them with hatred.
RajatTokas who will portray the role of Chandragupt has been formerly known for his roles in a series of mythological sagas and is well-prepared to take his audience to the new story of capturing and building the MauryanEmpire, alongside his relationship with Nandni, his queen and daughter of his biggest enemy. Fromhis being born to Moora, to soon becoming a slave at a cowshed in a village, sold and resold over his childhood Chandragupta has not seen the better side of sunshine. The scars of his childhood left him with a heart full of hatred except for his mentor Chanakya and mother Moora. An encounter with his destined wife, too, did not bring compassion to his heart.RajatTokas aka ChandraguptMaurya said “I am really looking forward to portraying the mighty king, ChandraguptaMaurya. His and Nandni’s story is very different from what we’ve seen on TV so far. Theirs is a love story written with hatred.”
Nandni, played by Shweta Basu Prasad, is a princess who was apple of her father’s eye and raised equal to her eight brothers. Trained in warfare Nandni grew up to be a warrior princess, whose world revolved around her family and kin, whom she sees falling apart in front of her eyes. ChandraguptMaurya, who dethrones her father and conquers her kingdom, will be her biggest enemy and destined companion. Nandni would tread the unconventional path to seek revenge against the murderer of her loved ones, who also happens to be her husband. Highlighting her character, Shweta Basu Prasad aka Nandni said, “This show marks my comeback on TV after quite some time. The character of Nandni is that of a strong princess, whose emotions and struggles,every woman would resonate with.”
This epic tale boasts of talent like ArpithRanka as Raja Padmanand, PapiaSengupta as Moora, Mansi Sharma as Queen Avantika and Marathi actor ManojMurlidharKolhatkar as Chanakya.
Storyteller of countless passionate love stories, Ekta Kapoor said, “There has been an anticipation to witness the story of ChandraguptMaurya since time immemorial. My script is unique in bringing the perspective of the Emperor as his self and with my second protagonist, Nandni an equal, warrior princess of her time. Chandragupta and Nandni are two equally strong characters born together in an era,where destiny brings them together, to be bound by hatred, and yet lay the foundation of one of the most prosperous and peaceful era of history. Their story will defy all norms of love and relationship between a husband and his wife.”
To bring alive the Mauryan erathrough the show minute details have been taken into account right from the set of the show, to the costume, the jewelry, the language as also the diction.The show promises to be a visual delight for the audience.
Chandra-Nandni launches on 10th Oct at 8:30pm on STAR Plus!
to be aired every Mon-Fri