A love that shook the very foundation of the Mughal empire, a timeless romance of a young crown prince and a beautiful courtesan - COLORS gears up to revive the greatest love story there ever has been: Dastaan-E-Mohabbat: Salim Anarkali.
Dastaan-E-Mohabbat: Salim Anarkali tells the tale of charming Mughal prince Salim (Shaheer Sheikh) and the mesmerizing rakassa Anarkali (played by Sonarika Bhadoria) who challenged the norm and chose to fight for their love. This magnum opus boasts of an ensemble cast with ace actor Shahbaz Khan essaying the role of Akhbar, Gurdeep Kohli Punjj plays Jodha and Aruna Irani as Hamida Begum. Much loved television faces like Piyush Sahdev, Tasneem Sheikh and Parvati Sehgal will also be part of this rebellious love drama.
Shaheer Sheikh who plays Salim said, “Salim is a dream role for any actor. I think the most difficult part will be to portray the layers and the pain of the character. He is an extremely complex person so itwont be that simple’ however - that’s what I like about this role. The makers have got the look and the sets right and hopefully we can all do justice to the characters. Being a TV actor, our options are very limited and I feel very lucky to get this opportunity to play the iconic character of Salim.”
Sonarika Bhadoria who plays Anarkali, said, “The show will be a rendition of the immortal saga of Prince Salim and courtesan Anarkali. It will convey the message of love which takes precedence over rules and societal norms. There is a lot of mystique when it comes to depicting a strong character like Anarkali. I’ve been taking Kathak lessons to get the nuances of the character.”
The eternal profession of love and passion between Salim and Anarkali has been immortalized in history and is now being brought to life with a tightly woven narrative. Produced by Writers' Galaxy, the show will premiere on 1st October 2018 on COLORS.