Remember the tune of 'Chandrakanta Ki Kahani'? The song used to pull out all the members of ones family and glued to the television screen. Those days have come back again. Moving on from the saas-bahu drama, television brings back the Indian fantasy television serial Chandrakanta, which was based on a novel by Devaki Nandan Khatri.
However, there will a difference in the tale this time. Director Sunil Agnihotri of Chandrakanta informed to TOI, “Devaki Nandan Khatri, the writer of Chandrakanta, had written two novels, Chandrakanta and 'Chandrakanta Santati - The next generation.' The sequel of Chandrakanta is based on this second novel. This sequel will be about the love story of Chandrakanta's son and King Shiv Dutt's daughter."
The director added that though the focus of the story has changed, the fantasy element of the serial will stick to the same, Love, betrayal, magic, politics, spying, everything is going to be the same and even better.
The director also informed that Chandrakanta -2 will see a lot of new faces, “About 90% of the roles are being played by new actors. While the character of Shiv Dutt, which was earlier played by 'Pankaj Dheer', will be played by Puneet Issar (Duryodhan of Mahabharat) now, Shailendra Srivastav will replace Akhilendra Mishra for the role of 'Krur Singh'. The role of Badrinath will be played by Mamik instead of Irfan Khan and Bindu Dara Singh will be playing Abhimanyu. Even the role of Kuwar Virendra Vikram is being played by a new actor called Santosh Shukla. However, Chandrakantais same, and Shikha Swaroop is playing the role once again. Besides, most of the shooting of the serial is being done in Mahabaleshwar, Panwel and Rajpipla (Gujrat)."
The serial, which was supposed to start from April got postponed to May as two of their important actors met with an accident recently. The shooting will resume once they recover. The director even analysed, “Moreover, since TRP of other channels during the IPL season also goes down significantly, we will have to consider that factor also before commencing the series."
Well, get ready for a Chandrakanta treat.