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Life OK brings to you ‘Untold saga’ of Chandrakanta

23 February 2017

Chandrakanta is known by many to be a love story of a beautiful princess. But not many know the etymon/origin of this love story. In its endeavour of bringing alive the unknown saga of Chandrakanta, Life OK in association with Triangle Film Company by Nikhil Sinha is all set to present the prelude of glorious Chandrakanta in all its entirety on television with the launch of ‘Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakanta’ on 4th March, 2017 at 9pm (airing every Saturday and Sunday) based on a novel by the same name by Late Shri Devaki Nandan Khatri. 
In the backdrop of warring kingdoms and mysteries, Life Ok’s ‘Prem Ya Peheli – Chandrakanta’ is a swashbuckling adventure, with warring enemies, sword fights, treason, deception in dire situations. With their omnipresent bag of tricks, the aiyyars – master of disguise and magical powers. Woven into this magical land is a Tilism – a secret magical maze with secret passages, which needs to be broken or deciphered by the chosen one, prince Virendra Singh. 
Kritika Kamra, the actor known for her multifaceted roles, beauty and charm will be seen playing the role Chandrakanta. Gaurav Khanna, known for his romantic roles with boy next door imagery will be seen in the role of a warrior prince Virendra Singh. Chandrakanta shall re-introduce the audience to believe in wonders and magic. 
The shows narrates a never-heard-before prelude to the story from 400 years ago where Kritika Kamra and Gaurav Khanna will be seen in double roles and will continue the story many years later and with their power together conquer the tilismic world. The audience shall be introduced to a prologue of the story Chandrakanta and the birth of this Tilismi duniya. The show eventually focuses on the journey of Virendra Singh whose cosmic love for Chandrakanta paves way to his destiny, something which is unknown to him as well. Nikhil Sinha, known for painting a life size canvas of his shows right from Siya ke Ram, Devon ke Dev…Mahadev and Hatim, will be casting his creative spell once again and bring out a chemistry that is magical.
Director Nikhil Sinha says “Everybody have seen Chandrakanta but nobody knows the origin of it. I am fortunate to introduce the prologue of iconic Chandrakanta and craft the entire series in front of the audience. I am happy that our show has all the right elements and I am excited about the audience’s reaction.” 
Commenting about the same, Kritika Kamra says, “Chandrakanta is the quintessence of beauty and I feel privileged to essay her role. Since childhood, I was fascinated with the idea of being a princess and to actually play one for this show is a dream come true”
Gaurav Khanna who plays Prince Virendra Singh said, “Nikhil Sinha has the power to create magic with his screenplay and characters and I could imagine how the show would shape up during the narration. I had to prepare my body and mind for this role as this was a never before character portrayal for me, something that is so intense in nature.”
The show also stars veteran actors like Sudesh Berry apart from Chandan Anand, Ankit Arora, Puneet Vashist, Abhishek Awasthi and Harsh Vashisht in very significant roles. Naugarh (kingdom of truth), Vijaygarh (kingdom of knowledge) and Chunargarh (kingdom of evil) constitute the three kingdoms, each different from the other and a lot of detailing has gone into erecting the sets. Art director Chokkas Bharadwaj has created a magical set that will transition the audience to a world of illusion they have never seen before. 
So fasten your seat belts and get ready every Saturday – Sunday 9pm to embark upon a journey to this mystical world that you will never want to leave. 
To know more watch Prem Ya Paheli: Chandrakanta, starting 4th March every Saturday & Sunday 9:00pm only on Life OK
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