The show, which will air Monday to Friday at 9.30 pm, will take its audiences back in time to the 1940s and bring the pre-Independence era to life
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | July 22, 2015
Zee TV is all set to premiere its period drama ‘Ek Tha Raja, Ek Thi Rani’ on July 27, 2015. The show will air Monday to Friday at 9.30 pm. As reported earlier, the show replaces ‘Qubool Hai’, which has been pushed to the 7.30 pm time slot.
Produced by Sphere Origins, the show is a classic romance that explores the dynamics of all that transpired behind the four walls of imperial palaces in an era of Indian history that hasn’t been explored much on Indian television.
Starring Dhrasthi Dhami, Siddhant Karnik, Darshan Zariwala, Surekha Sikri and yesteryears actress Anita Raj, ‘Ek Tha Raja, Ek Thi Rani’ will take its audiences back in time to the 1940s. Bringing the pre-Independence era to life is a team of set and costume designers, engineers, architects and more than 500 workers.
Pradeep Hejmadi, Business Head, Zee TV, commented, “Even when it comes to genres such as history and mythology, a most fascinating period that remains unexplored by Indian television is the pre-Independence era. This vibrant period of India’s history that saw a great upheaval also saw intense drama unfold in the lives of the royalty of the princely states. Behind empty walls of grandeur and fake displays of splendour was hidden the truth of erosion of wealth, insecurities, succumbing to British dominion, depression and bankruptcy. ‘Ek Tha Raja, Ek Thi Rani’ is a story of love set against this most interesting canvas.”
Producers Sunjoy and Comall Wadhwa of Sphere Origins, added here, “The idea has been to look back at a glorious period of history for inspiration and churn out a timeless masterpiece that will entertain and enthrall TV audiences. The most daunting task at hand has been the re-creation of the pre-Independence era and the majestic lifestyles of the kings and queens of the princely states.”