Ekta Kapoor’s much talked-about show, Kahaani Hamaaray Mahabhaarat Ki, will go on air, earlier than the scheduled date.
So now viewers can tune in to the epic from July 7 onwards, instead of the earlier schedule of August 15. The show is slated to be a daily and will be aired on prime time from Monday to Thursday.
This change of schedule has taken place because Balaji Telefilms are way ahead of their deadline and have already built up a huge bank of episodes.
Although Ekta Kapoor remained unavailable for comment, a spokesperson of the channel says, “Yes, we had earlier announced the date of the telecast as August 15, to buy time as it is a big and ambitious show.
Also, we wanted to ensure that we have a proper bank of episodes before we begin telecasting. Now that we have built up a bank of episodes, we are ready to go on air from July 7.”
The spokesperson also confirms the telecast days. She adds, “The show will now be aired from Monday to Thursday and not twice a week as we had scheduled earlier.”
Kahaani Hamaaray Mahabhaarat Ki stars the biggest names in television like Ronit Roy, Hiten Tejwani, Saakshi Tanwar, Aryan Vaid, Chetan Hansraj, Anita Hassanandani and Makrand Deshpande, among others.
It is shot on a truly epic scale with spectacular sets and locations such as Ladakh, Jaipur and Wai.
Ekta Kapoor is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that her mythological, Kahaani Hamaaray Mahabharat Ki, has perfect cast. To play the role Lord Krishna, Ekta ordered that only those kids born on Janmashthami last year could apply for baby Krishna’s role.
Not only that, Ekta even ordered seven pundits from different parts of India to match the kundlis (horoscopes) of those kids with Lord Krishna’s. The kundli that matched the most with Lord Krishna’s kundli bagged the role.
The pundits have been put up in Mumbai and Ekta’s company Balaji Telefilms is bearing the cost of their lodging and boarding.
Says our well-placed source from the TV industry, “Of course, we have kept the looks of the baby also in mind. The child who has been selected for the role resembles the one-year-old Krishna. Krishna’s janam-din is going to be shown in a grand style.”
When contacted, Ekta confirmed the story. She said, “Yes, it is true. I have assigned my staff to call for pundits who would have to look into the kundlis of all those who applied for baby Krishna’s role. We received 150 entries and it was not an easy job.”
But why look at the kundlis? Ekta explained, “It was necessary that the kid’s kundli matched Lord Krishna’s kundli. We are talking about God and we can’t be anything but authentic.
In fact, I am taking special care to see that the kid’s attire and accessories like the mor pankh (peacock feather) and sudarshan chakra are also sent by pujaris from various temples of India.”So who is the lucky kid? Ekta revealed, “Well, his name is Krrish. He is from Mumbai. We selected him yesterday.”
• It was necessary that the kid’s kundli match Lord Krishna’s kundli. We are talking about God and we can’t be anything but authentic – Ekta Kapoor