Producer Siddharth Kumar Tewary is quite the genius and his show ‘Porus’ is testimony to this. The magnum opus, which was launched with much fanfare in November last year, has successfully completed 100 episodes. This milestone is rare today, considering how shows start and shut down within a few months.
Siddharth’s unique storytelling, larger-than-life-sets and perfect casting seems to have got more than a thumbs-up sign from his fans. The show that unfolds the untold story of the greatest conqueror of the world, Alexander and the most spirited defender of India, Porusset in 350 BC, has gained immense appreciation.
Siddharth says that he is proud of the hard work put in by his team. “I am feeling so happy and blessed that the show has hit 100 episodes. ‘Porus’ reflects our passion, creativity and hard work and every time we make it a point to go several notches up from our previous creations. For ‘Porus’, we spent a lot of time on pre-production, diction, training and recreating the golden era. I am proud of my team who have been consistent in creating what ‘Porus’ is today. The audience’ appreciation and the success of the show is a testament of our endeavor to use technology to tell great stories in a refreshing manner. We have set the benchmark very high for ourselves and this is just the beginning,” he says.
Laksh, who essays the role Porus, is elated and says that the show means the world to him. “I’m really glad about how far we’ve journeyed together. Porus is very close to me and as an actor it went on to evolve me further. It has been a great journey and we have worked hard to reach here. The response that the show and particularly my character has received is overwhelming. Today, on completing 100 episodes, all the efforts we as a team have put it seems worth it – right from action, accent, horse riding, swimming, etc training to being stationed in Umargaon to meet the shoot schedule. It gives us a sense of both, achievement and satisfaction. I am really grateful to Siddharth Kumar Tewary and the whole team for all the efforts that they have put in to make the show a huge success.”
The rest of the cast includes Rohit Purohit as Alexander, Rati Pandey as Anusuya, Aditya Redij as Bamini, Suhani Dhanki as Laachi, Praneet Bhatt as Darius, Vishal Patni as Farus, Amandeep Singh as Shivdutt, Chirag Jani as Darsyu.