Sony Entertainment Television is soon coming up with a new historical show – Punyashlok Ahilyabai. The show is an 18th century period drama based on the extraordinary life of Ahilyabai Holkar, an ordinary girl. This new historical story will trace the journey of Ahilyabai Holkar, who in the 18th century challenged the social norms that imposed restrictions on women and ushered in a new era of women empowerment. With the support of her father-in-law Malhar Rao Holkar, Ahilyabai broke the pre-determined norms of the masculine society, and made positive contributions to the welfare of people, especially women. This is the story of Ahilyabai’s remarkable journey, which would not have been possible without the guidance of her father-in-law Malhar Rao Holkar.
Everyone knows that Malhar Rao was a mighty king, who had a completely different way of ruling. TV actor Rajesh Shringarpure has been chosen to play this gorgeous character. This actor has done different roles in Marathi film industry as well as in many Bollywood films and television.
Sharing his thoughts on being a part of the show, Rajesh Shringarpure said, “This show is special to me in many ways. Though I have done a few mythological shows before this, this is the first time that I am going to play such a daring historical character. When I was approached for the role of Malhar Rao, I immediately loved it. Needless to say that he was a visionary personality. Malhar Rao fought against malevolent rules and set an example by supporting his daughter-in-law Ahilyabai. I consider myself lucky that I am getting a chance to showcase the legacy of one of the most virtuous rulers of Indian history, Malhar Rao.
Popular Marathi actress Snehlata Vasaikar will play the role of Ahilyabai Holkar’s mother-in-law Gautamabai in this show. Snehlata, who has played many notable roles in the past, is a perfect fit for this role.
On playing the role of Malhar Rao’s wife, Snehlata Vasaikar said, “It is a big opportunity for me to play the role of Gautambhai. I am a mother myself so I can understand her attitude towards her son Khande Rao, her love and her need to protect her son. It is very interesting for any actor to play such a role. Sharing the screen with so many talented actors inspires me to give my best. Ahilyabai has been an inspiration to many and playing her mother-in-law will be challenging but also exciting for me. I am looking forward to this special experience. Personally, I also love period dramas and historical shows because they have very dynamic stories and have a lot to offer to the audience as well.”
Famous child actress Aditi Jaltare will play the role of childhood great Ahilyabai Holkar in this show. Aditi Jaltare proved to be the perfect choice for such a special character considering her stellar work done so far and the love she has received from the audience in such a short span of time.
Expressing her excitement, Aditi said, “I am extremely honored to be a part of Sony TV show Punyashlok Ahilyabai. The show is being made on a grand scale. I think getting a chance to play such a great personality is a big opportunity in itself. It is absolutely like a dream come true. Hopefully we will be able to do justice to the grand legacy of Ahilyabai and celebrate her great life. I am very excited about this show.”
Popular child actor Kris Chauhan will play the role of Ahilyabai’s husband Khande Rao in this show. On playing such an important role on screen, Krish said, “I am very excited as I am getting a chance to play the husband of the legend Ahilyabai Holkar. I have always wanted to be a part of a period drama and I am glad that I got this opportunity. This role is very challenging and I will try my best to give my 100%. This is something new for me as well, so I can’t wait to see the audience’s reaction to my role. It is indeed a great show which will leave a deep impact on the audience.”