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Jodha Akbar is not an adaptation of Hrithik-Aishwarya’s film,says lead actor

The TV saga focuses on the political reign of emperor Akbar.

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 29, 2013 1:21:56 pm

TV actor Rajat Tokas,who is all set to star in yet another period drama Jodha Akbar,says the new historical saga has no reference to Hrithik Roshan-Aishwarya Rai starrer 2008 film of the same name.

The 21-year-old actor,who carved a niche in the industry after his portrayal of the Hindu king in Dharti ka Veer Yoddha-Prithviraj Chauhan,said the Zee TV saga focuses on the political reign of emperor Akbar rather than the love aspect of the Mughal ruler and Rajput princess.

“It is a misconception that the serial is on the same lines of the film. This serial is a political drama,rather than just the love story of Jodha-Akbar. It is not an adaptation of the movie,” Rajat told PTI.

Jodha Akbar is being produced by Ekta Kapoor under her banner Balaji Telefilms and is scheduled to go on air from next month.

“Working under Ekta Kapoor was nice. She is a warm and nice person,” said Rajat,who has teamed up with Ekta for the second time after TV soap Tere Liye.

Asked his fascination for period dramas,the actor,who is playing the lead character in Jodha Akbar,said,”There is no fascination for period dramas but it is just that I want to do them. I want to explore myself as an actor with these kind of opportunities.”

The serial will also see veteran actor Ashwini Kalsekar in the the role of Maham Anga and Paridhi Sharma,who will play the character of Jodha Bai.

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