We had already reported about that there are two Chandrakanta(s) in the making. The two channels Life OK and Colors TV are at the loggerheads with both wanting to make the fantasy show. While Nikhil Sinha's show (on Life OK) has already released the promo, the Ekta Kapoor (Colors TV) show is yet to decide on the actors!
On Nikhil's show, Kritika Kamra will be seen essaying the role of princess Chandrakanta. The team recently had also been to Hyderabad's Golconda Fort to shoot a special sequence (opening shot). Also, the Kritika's looks from the show were released. The actress looked stunning in colourful lehengas.
Kritika spoke about how she bagged the show and about her role. Check out a few excerpts from her recent interviews with various entertainment websites. Also, check out her stunning look as Princess Chandrakanta...
What Made Kritika Accept The Role...
She was quoted by an entertainment portal as saying, "I have never been a part of a costume drama before. I had watched the first Chandrakanta as a child, but nostalgia isn't the reason I am taking it up. I found the script interesting."
She further added, "Also, the roles I have done earlier are all contemporary so as an actor, I was more than happy to do something different, that will be a new ground for me."
Kritika was quoted by a leading daily as saying, "The show is very hectic to shoot for. The kind of sequences we are shooting, the action, the drama, the costumes. There are so many things in the show, it's kind of tiring but I'm loving the show."
About Her Role
"I have to stay in character at all times. Once in the middle of a shot, I said okay and then I realized that I can't say okay! So, I have to talk in typical Hindi language with an Urdu tinge to it."
What's Different In 'New' Chandrakanta?
Although the core concept, characters and their name are the same, the overall feel and look of the show is revamped.
About Other Chandrakanta In The Making…
Kritika says that she got to know about the other Chandrakanta after she started shooting. She clarified that the competition is between the two channels and this will not dent her relationship with Ekta Kapoor, who had given her memorable shows.
When asked if she had watched original series to prepare for the role, the actress was quoted by another leading daily as saying, "No, I watched Chandrakanta as a child but have consciously stayed away from watching it now because I want to give the role my own interpretation. I don't want to have references because then you repeat them."
It has to be recalled that Kritika was recently seen on a short film 'White Shirt' alongside Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor. Kritika feels that online projects are more fun and the content is livelier. They also get to experiment more.
Coming back to Chandrakanta, the show will also feature Gaurav Khanna, who will be seen as Virendra Singh. Ankit Arora will portray the role of King Shivdutt. Chandan Aanand will play the role of Krur Singh and Sudesh Berry will be seen as Marich.
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