With two channels Colors and Life Ok readying to air the fantasy drama Chandrakanta, there is a lot of buzz on who will be playing the lead role. Sources say that that the makers of the serial on Life Ok have shortlisted two names — Surveen Chawla and Shilpa Anand. Says a source, “They want somebody who hasn’t been exposed much on TV. Though Surveen was recently seen in 24 and Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa, she hasn’t done a fiction show for a long time.
Around seven years ago she had done shows like Kaajal and Kasauti Zindagi Kay. Another actress they have in mind is Shilpa Anand of Dil Mill Gaye fame, who has done only on other fiction show Pyaar Ki Yeh Ek Kahaan after which she did a lot of Punjabi films.” Meanwhile, there is buzz about Hina Khan being approached for the role of the princess for the Colors’ show. The actress who is known all over as Akshara from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai recently went to Bigg Boss 10’s Weekend Ka Vaar episode where she had some strong words for everyone, including Priyanka Jagga.
Buzz is that she will soon launch a show under her banner, Faar Better Films with beau, Rocky Jaiswal. However, Hina Khan did not refute nor did she confirm her participation for the show. Chandrakanta will be made by Balaji Telefilms for Colors. Nikhil Sinha of Siya Ke Ram fame is making the version for Life Ok. His last show had superb production values and he is known for his great amalgamation of technique and content. Chandrakanta is a novel by Devaki Nandan Khatri and holds a special place in Hindi literature. It tells the love story of princess Chandrakanta and prince Virendra Singh. It introduced concepts like aiyyars and tilism in literature.