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Sony launches its magnum opus ‘Maharana Pratap’

Premiering on May 27, the show with Dance India Dance Li’l Masters winner Faisal Khan as lead character takes 10 pm slot on Mon-Thu

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 24, 2013

Faisal Khan as Maharana Pratap.

He belonged to the Sisodia clan of Suryavanshi Rajputs who ruled Mewar… he, for centuries exemplified the qualities that Rajputs aspire to be… he is Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap! Keeping up with its commitment of bringing unconventional concepts, Sony Entertainment Television launches the historical magnum opus – ‘Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap’. The historical drama that narrates the awe-inspiring story of Pratap Singh, one of the first freedom fighters that India ever saw is produced by Contiloe Telefilms. It narrates the 400 year-old story of the revolutionary Rajput warrior ‘Maharana Pratap’ and brings forth the lesser known facts and achievements he made during his lifetime. Multi-talented Superstar Amitabh Bachchan lends his baritone voice for the first time in a television series to introduce Maharana Pratap’s history on Monday, May 27 at 10 pm.

Maharana Pratap is a synonym to Rajput valor, chivalry and perseverance. He was a standalone fighter against Mughal aggression and never bent down to any temptation. He was loved by his men and they stood by him in his fight for independence. Gallantry and love for freedom was in Rana’s blood as he was the grandson of Rana Sangha and the son of Udai Singh. Pratap faced extreme hardship living the life of a fugitive but never gave up his struggle for freedom.

Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap will recount events starting from Pratap’s growing years – the training in his childhood, to the warfare and marvelous contributions he made to the history of India as       the warrior Rajput. The show charts the journey of Maharana Pratap’s life right from adolescence to his glorious rise as a leader which led him being rechristened as the first freedom fighter of India. It will also present an important aspect of the legends story - his mother Maharani Jaivantha Bai Songara,

a driving force that inspired him and was instrumental in cultivating the spirit of bravery and humanism in him.

Besides narrating uncharted incidents from his life, the show highlights the relationship between mother-son Jaivantha Bai (played by Rajshree Thakur) and Pratap (played by Faisal Khan) that became an integral part of Pratap's fight for Mewar.

Stating about the show, Sneha Rajani, Senior Executive Vice-President and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television said, “Sony is constantly evolving to bring to the fore innovative storylines for the viewers. Taking this commitment forward we are immensely proud to present the story of one of the greatest Rajput warriors Maharana Pratap; it is an extremely powerful concept that is distinctive and refreshing. Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap chronicles the making of the legend Maharana Pratap, his growing years, how he was mentored to become a warrior king. The show will explore the uncharted pages from the life of this young Rajput legend and bring forth inspiring stories for today’s generation. With bringing alive a historical figure like Maharana Pratap, we hope to give the audience an insight into his inspirational life. I am confident that our viewers will enjoy this offering from Sony."

Abhimanyu Singh, Producer Contiloe Productions said, “We are extremely happy to team up with Sony Entertainment Television yet again. Sony has always been a great platform for Contiloe shows and it is an honor for us to document the life of such a great Rajput warrior. The story of Maharana Pratap, the first freedom fighter of India, is a story that needed to be told. It is a story of an individual who against all odds fought for the dignity and freedom of his people. I really wish that today’s generation is entertained and inspired by this story.”

The show brings together some of the most talented set of actors to essay these powerful roles from history. Playing the protagonist, the fearless hero of Mewar – Maharana Pratap is Faisal Khan. Portraying the visionary character of Maharana Uday Singh, Pratap’s father is Shakti Anand, Jaivantha Bai – Pratap’s mother, his source of strength and inspiration will be played by Rajshree Thakur. Aashka Goradia plays Rani Bhatiyani and Divyaalakshmi plays Rani Sajja Bai, Pratap’s step mothers and they are ably supported by an ensemble of fine actors playing various characters.

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