Colors is set to launch its latest epic series, ‘Khoob Ladee Mardani…Jhansi Ki Rani’, a period drama on the life of Rani LaxmiBai.
The launch comes after the recent closure of another historical series ‘Dastaan-e-Mohabbat’. ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ is produced by Abhimanyu Singh of Contiloe Pictures and stars Anushka Sen as Manikarnika along with Vikas Manaktala, Rajesh Shringarpure, Vijay Kashyap in pivotal roles.
Viacom18 Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV Network Head Nina Elavia Jaipuria said, “Colors has always mounted the historical-mytho genre gloriously and tapped into storylines that are hitherto untold. Riding high on the success of shows like Chakravartin Samrat Ashoka, Karmphaldata Shani, and Mahakaali, we bring to the viewers another epic tale of a queen whose act of courage and heroism inspire many even today. From being a young demure girl, Manikarnika, to a compassionate wife of a pro-British King and ultimately holding the reins of Jhansi – Rani Laxmi Bai’s overall life-story is bound to mesmerise the viewers.”
Viacom 18 Hindi Mass Entertainment Chief Content Officer Manisha Sharma added, “The story of Khoob Ladi Mardani – Jhansi Ki Rani is quite apt in today’s time as it’s based on empowerment. It beautifully portrays the story of a brave young girl who believed freedom was her birthright. On getting married to Gangadhar Rao at a tender age, Manikarnika’s faith grew strong of setting India free from the British rule. But, reality hit her hard as she found out that her husband was completely controlled by the Britishers. And, since then her struggle for freedom started with the first one being to convert her pro – Britisher husband’s thought.”
Contiloe Pictures CEO Abhimanyu Singh said, “Khoob Ladi Mardani…Jhansi Ki Rani is an evergreen inspirational nationalist story that needs to be told to every generation. While the viewers have heard stories of this legendary queen, not many are aware of the challenges she faced after getting married at a tender age. To revive a historical saga, it’s very critical that we take the viewers back in time with the scale, costumes, presentation and the production value. They say it was during this revolt that the new and young India was born, and it is very important that we represent it right by focusing on the nuances of that time. We are confident that the viewers will connect to this emotional journey of our Jhansi Ki Rani.”
‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ airs from Monday 11th February at 21:30 (India) and 22:30 (UK).