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Paurashpur: Shilpa Shinde, Shaheer Sheikh and Annu Kapoor turn royal

Directed by Sachindra Vats, Paurashpur also stars Milind Soman, Anant Joshi, Poulomi Das, Flora Saini and Aditya Lal. It will stream on ZEE5 and AltBalaji from December 29.

Written by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: December 4, 2020 11:24:09 pm
Shilpa Shinde, Shaheer Sheikh and Annu Kapoor PaurashpurPaurashpur is "envisioned to be on the lines of Games Of Thrones". (Photos: Screengrabs/AltBalaji)

Streaming platform AltBalaji on Friday revealed the looks of actors Shilpa Shinde, Shaheer Sheikh, Annu Kapoor and Sahil Salathia from its upcoming magnum opus Paurashpur. Directed by Sachindra Vats, it is touted to be a larger-than-life series.

Paurashpur also stars Milind Soman, Anant Joshi, Poulomi Das, Flora Saini and Aditya Lal. According to the makers, the web series is “envisioned to be on the lines of Games Of Thrones”.

Unveiling Shilpa Shinde’s look, the makers described her character as, “Queen Meerawati is a perfect example of beauty with brains. The king may seem to rule his realm, but it is her wisdom that makes #Paurashpur stand as a powerful kingdom. Enter the world of royalty, gender struggles & betrayals.”

The caption for Shaheer Sheikh’s first look video read, “Strong and confident, Veer is the vyapari who has entered Paurashpur. He is powerful and has a past that haunts his present! Can this mysterious vyapari be the change that Paurashpur needs? This epic story of the kingdom and a wave of revolution in #Paurashpur is coming soon.”

Actor Annu Kapoor plays King Bhadrapratap in Paurashpur. His character introduction read, “The world of Paurashpur bows down to King Bhadrapratap; the merciless ruler of Paurashpur. His spoken words, his actions, his decisions dare not be questioned. Witness the saga of royal betrayals, wars and the battle of the sexes only in #Paurashpur!”

Introducing the character of actor Sahil Salathia, AltBalaji wrote, “As the nrityaguru, Bhanu’s loyalty to the royals of Paurashpur made him special to the king. He earned his place in the palace due to his sheer talent but what turns will his life take as the royals question his loyalty? Meet Bhanu in #Paurashpur.”

Ekta Kapoor had recently released the show’s first look teaser where Paurashpur came across as a period drama with magnificent sets and extravagant costumes. Sharing the video, Ekta wrote on Twitter, “Paurashpur …a story about the ‘apartheid Ish’ laws between men and women in A dystopian 16 century world! Witness the revolution! Teaser out on 6th Dec on @altbalaji.”

Bankrolled by Sachin Mohite under his banner Jaasvand Productions, Paurashpur will stream on ZEE5 and AltBalaji from December 29.

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