Sincere thanks to Star Plus for understanding my limitations and fulfilling my dream. Had Star Plus been a woman, I would have married her. The new Mahabharat is going to start from 16th September and along with many other things, this can resurrect my relation with the idiot box. Reason: Idiot box won’t be idiot anymore.
Around a year back or so, while watching Devon ke Dev Mahadev, I had hoped to see a new Mahabharat, with nicer special effects and Saurabh Jain as Krishna, as it had been years since B.R. Chopra’s legendary production and the charisma of Nitish’s smile. Invariably, both the wishes have been fulfilled! Of course, comparisons will be made, and challenges will be monumental for the newer Mahabharat as well as its actors. Sanjay Khan and Ekta Kapoor have tried in their own ways to play with this epic but the epic played with them instead. But I hope this one breaks through as the biggest T.V. hit of this decade. Special effects look larger than life; and the creative consultant is none other than Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik. Let’s keep fingers crossed for the aptness of casting and script. With so much going around in our country, a Mahabharat was required anyway! So men, women, kids, devas, asuras, yakshas, gandharvas, rakshasas and all those who are reading this, please tune in to Star Plus on 16th September at 8:30 p.m.
It’s time for my late-night archery practice. So leaving with a few promos of the new Mahabharat.
P.S.: Star Plus did not pay me for this post.