Ashoka returns from anonymity after 10 years to become ‘Ashoka the Great’!
Historical magnum opus Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat has wowed the audience with its larger than life visual narration where Siddharth Nigam has been on the forefront of getting the show immense fame and popularity.
Now that the show is taking a leap, Ashoka Samrat will now see the protagonist Mohit Raina essay the role in a brand new avatar as Chand – a vindictive force whose aggression will win him the throne of Pataliputra and eventually make him the Greatest Emperor of Akhand Bharat (the undivided India). Alongside will blossom his tender love story with the feisty and beautiful, Kaurwaki (Soumya Seth).
What started as a journey to restore his mother – Dharma’s honour, soon transformed into Ashoka’s ascent as the rightful heir to the throne of Pataliputra. However, being wrongfully blamed for his brother Sushim’s transgressions finds him exiled from Pataliputra at the hands of his father Bindusar.
10 years on, having buried his emotions deep in the crevices of his soul, Ashoka has now become a true warrior, whom the people fearfully address as Chand.
But, even though the outside world sees a cold and heartless man, Ashoka’s feelings for Kaurwaki keep him from turning completely evil; he pines for her company and hopes to see her someday. But an unexpected twist of fate will separate them as Ashoka finds himself married to Devi instead. Under the watchful eye of his new teacher Radhagupta, Ashoka will continue his journey as a feared warrior and gentle lover, whose power and magnanimity shaped the future of our country.
Commenting on taking Ashoka’s legacy forward, Mohit Raina said, “The magnificence of a warrior king like Ashoka is unparalleled. Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat is a historical masterpiece and it brings me tremendous pleasure to be a part of the show. This role I feel will be the next milestone in my career.”
Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat will bring together an ensemble cast comprising of Soumya Seth as Kaurwaki, Ankit Arora as Sushim, Kajol Shrivastav as Devi, Dakssh Ajit Singh as Radhagupta. The show also features actors Sameer Dharmadhikari and Pallavi Subhash who will immortalize the characters of Emperor Bindusar and Dharma respectively.
This new chapter in Ashoka’s life will unfold starting May 2!