After the resounding success of Shaktimaan, Mukesh
Khanna now brings Aryamaan- Brahmaand Ka Yoddha.
A fantasy tale of high drama, battles, political intrigue,
changing loyalties, betrayal, romance, adventure, thrills
and so on, Aryamaan is a story of a warrior prince
of Thar empire which belongs to Ariyana galaxy which is
millions of years away from planet Earth. The serial is
slated to begin telecast from 14 July, every Sunday between
12:00-1:00pm on DD1.
Aryamaan is ten times bigger than Shaktimaan
in terms of backdrop, drama, action, adventure, thrill,
production values and special effects,"says Khanna. He believes
that Aryamaan will be a trend setter as far as DD
programming is concerned and will bring about a turnaround
in DD's image the same way KBC turned Star around.
Khanna in and as Aaryamaan
first episode of the serial was shown to a select group
of journalists last night at the Taj and if it is anything
to go by, its grandeur indeed would overshadow Shaktimaan
many times over.
But isn't he wary of losing money on it, given the huge
budgets involved? "This project will get enough sponsors
to make it profitable by the 13 th episode. As a strategy
we have also decided to swap the time slots of Aryamaan
and Shaktimaan, So, Aryamaan which was originally
given the 9:30 am slot on Sunday will actually be telecast
at 12:00pm which has been Shaktimaan's slot whereas
Shaktimaan will be telecast at 9:30 am. This way,
both serials will benefit. While Shaktimaan has a
dedicated viewership that will remain unaffected irrespective
of its slotting, Aryamaan will benefit from the 12:00
pm slot as viewers would definitely be keen to find out
about Shaktimaan's replacement."
Actor Kiran Kumar, who plays a pivotal role in the serial
said," We actors work only for money or for a good role.
On very rare occasions we work out of respect for someone's
vision and conviction. I'm doing this serial only for Mukesh
Khanna to support him in his efforts to break away from
the ordinary and produce good quality entertaining and educating
stuff for children."
With his serials, Khanna intends to create a new genre of
programs that would contain high drama, thrills, adventure
and weave elements of science fiction in it to make the
programs educative as well.
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