This decade of Indian television have seen a number of historical drama being telecasted. After Jodha Akbar, Jhansi Ki Rani, Chakravarthin Samrat Ashoka in the past and recently, Peshwa Bajirao, the latest addition to the genre is Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh. This television series about the founder of the Sikh Empire will air on Life OK. The show has been created and produced by Abhimanyu Singh and Rupali Singh, while it is directed by Deepak Pandey. This is the fourth historical venture of Abhimanyu Singh, the last being Jhansi Ki Rani. The shooting of the show is happening at Amgaon in Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
Let’s gather more info about this show.
- Damanpreet Singh as Ranjit Singh
- Shaleen Bhanot as Maha Singh
- Sneha Wagh as Raj Kaur
- Rumi Khan as Gurbaksh Singh Kanhaiya
- Sonia Singh as Sada Kaur
- Tunisha Dharma as Mehtab Kaur
- Chetan Pandit as Jay Singh Kanhaiya
- Siddharth Basudev as Saheb Singh Bhangi
- Parvati Sehgal as Roop Kaur
- Anuradha Patel as Mail Vajero
- Akashdeep Saigal as Peer Muhammad
- Has an Zaidi as Abdullah Khan
- Syed AminMian Dharma as Azizudin
The series tell the story of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who unified the different provinces of Punjab under one flag. He ruled in the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early part of the 19th century. It is being said about the Maharaja that he had the heart of a lion, and not only did he conquer territories, he also won the hearts of the people of Punjab. He believed in ruling with compassion and humanity and not out of year. The show will be a manifestation of all these small things and it will be reflected in the show. The show will also encompass his battle against the invader Afghans and the Britishers.
A lot of research has been done by the creators of the show to avoid historical inaccuracies and inadvertently hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community. The books of Khushwant Singh have been followed. Prominent historians Dr. J.S. Grewal and Gurbaksh Singh are the instructors of the show. Sonu Nigam has sung the title song of the show. Renowned set designer Omung Kumar has designed the sets of show.
Launch Date: 20th March, 2017
Days: Mondays – Fridays
Airtime: 08:30 pm
Network: Life OK
Repeat Timings: 10:00 am on weekdays
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