Star Bharat has launched a new biopic series Chandrashekhar, starting March 12 at 10 pm. The finite fiction series narrates the story of freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad in about 110 episodes. It will capture each incident that marks the change from an ordinary young boy to the maverick revolutionary who decided to stand up for what he believed in.
Produced by Anirudh Pathak, who has earlier produced shows such as Mahadev, Siya ke Ram and Mahakumbh, the show is set in pre-Independence India. The storyline charts with Chandrashekhar Tiwari’s transition from a young carefree eight-year-old to Chandrashekhar Azad, whose mere mention made the British government break out in cold sweat. This show projects Chandrashekhar as a multi-faceted personality, driven by the core philosophy that to fear is to die many times over. Inspired by his life, Writer’s Galaxy Production has recreated his formative years based on events documented about this great hero.
Star Bharat Spokesperson said, “We believe in content that inspires change. Like our other clutter-breaking shows, Chandrashekhar too breaks the mould of a typical freedom struggle saga. Instead, it focuses on the minutiae of his life, the little details, the many twists and turns in his life that made him what he was – a towering revolutionary who knew no fear. Chandrashekhar is a seamless fit with Star Bharat’s brand philosophy of ‘Bhula de Darr, Kuch Alag Kar’. We hope our show inspires our audience to work through their fears, overcome obstacles to meet their goals just like Chandrashekhar did.”
Pathak added, “Chandrashekhar, even while it narrates the journey of one of India’s greatest revolutionaries, is also an inspiration. Not many people know that Chandrashekhar belonged to a remote village and by his sheer grit, determination and courage came to be regarded as the commander in chief of the revolutionary army. This is also the story of a mother-son relationship, a journey of mother to motherland story where the mother is the source of Chandrashekhar’s courage and bravery.”
Chandrashekhar will feature Ayaan Zuabir Rahmani as young Chandu, Sneha Wagh as Chandu’s inspirational mother Jagrani Devi and Satyajeet Sharma as Sitaram Tiwari, Chandu’s father.
The new show is competing with Ek Deewana Tha on Sony, Ishqbaaz on Star Plus, Meri Hanikarak Biwi on &TV, Jijaji Chhat Par Hain on Sony Sab, Ishq Subhan Allah on Zee TV and Dil Se Dil Tak on Colors.