Colors’ period drama ‘Khoob Ladee Mardani… Jhansi Ki Rani’ to air from 11 Feb

MUMBAI: Hindi GEC Colors is launching a period drama ‘Khoob Ladee Mardani… Jhansi Ki Rani’ on 11th February. The show will air every Monday to Friday at 9:30 pm.

The show will delve into the untold aspect of her life along with accounts of her bravado. Produced by Abhimanyu Singh of Contiloe Pictures and featuring Anushka Sen as Manikarnika along with Vikas Manaktala, Rajesh Shringarpure, Vijay Kashyap in pivotal roles.

On putting forth such compelling content, 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 said, “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.”

Deputy Commissioner of Police Niyati Thaker said, “Women across India fight multiple battles but they often need a reminder of what change, the power within them can bring. We all have the passion of Jhansi Ki Rani inside us, we just need to be brave enough to embrace these powers. With this association, we want to inspire women to actively stand up for their rights and fearlessly voice their opinions.”

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.”

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