We love to review India’s glorious past and traverse timeless stories of heroism, honor and righteousness. Celebrating one such epic story, MX Player tells the story of a courageous ruler, King Chhatrasal, who waged a war against Emperor Aurangzeb and the burgeoning Mughal Empire to free his Bundelkhand kingdom.
Chhatrasal is a first historical drama of its kind based on the life of the unsung warrior King Chhatrasal of Bundelkhand. Rooted in the 16thNS – This epic saga from the 17th century
As a child, Chhatrasal knew that he wanted to free his country from the Mughals. As he got older, the spirit of avenging his parents’ deaths was still ablaze and his determination grew stronger to fight the Mughals and achieve Indian independence. A story of bravery, vengeance and devotion – the trailer for Chhatrasal is out now and the show goes on Jan. in MX Player liveNS July. Neena Gupta will take on the role of narrator for this historical drama while Jitin Gulati will see the title role of King Chhatrasal Essaying, with acclaimed actor Ashutosh Rana playing the formidable Aurangzeb.
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Speaking of role, Jitin Gulati said, “It is an honor to play the role of such an important historical figure. Some stories deserve to be told, and this is one of them. Chhatrasal was a hero from medieval India who was the standard bearer of the struggle for independence at a time when no one dared to defy the Mughal Empire and its great army. It is through stories like these that our rich history and heritage prevail. I hope the audience will be inspired by the story of this unsung warrior. “
Elaboration of the same, Ashutosh Rana said “Aurangzeb is one of the most feared and powerful emperors in history. Although I’ve played negative characters in the past, playing such a character was daunting, but at the same time it allowed me to explore a different genre of acting. I hope that with this web series the audience will experience the courage of Maharaja Chhatrasal again. “
The show will be directed by Anadii Chaturvedi and will also see Vaibhavi Shandilya, Manish Wadhwa, Anushka Luhar and Rudra Soni in central roles.