Producer Nikhil Sinha’s new show ‘Siya Ke Ram’ on Star Plus, unlike the name suggests is not a take on the holy epic Ramayana as we know it. It is, in fact, the epic through the eyes of Queen Sita.
South actress Madiraksi who makes her television debut as Sita on the show, says, “We’re not treating it like a mythological show. It’s more like a show for the kaliyug generation.
I didn’t plan to get into television initially, but producer Nikhil Sinha’s team wanted me to become Sita. He convinced me to come for a look test and that’s when I realised how big the project is. My father is also a huge fan of mythological shows, so he pushed me for it.”
How did she prepare for the role? “I watched Ramayana and read books on Sita.”
Ashish Sharma of ‘Rangrasiya’ fame is part of the show as Ram. Talking about how he came on-board, he says, “I was offered many shows as well as films after ‘Rangrasiya’, but I chose to television after taking a four month long break. Some filmmakers look at TV actors as sasta jugaad because we already have a fan following. But I am not interested in doing a project just because it’s a film. When ‘Siya Ke Ram’ came my way, I decided to do it even if it takes travelling to Hyderabad from Mumbai for one and a half years or however long the show runs. My wife (Archana Taide) and three puppies miss me terribly.”
Producer Nikhil Sinha gave ‘Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev’ to the TV industry and paved way for the mythological wave. The promos of ‘Siya Ke Ram’ are already a talk of the whole nation. The project looks larger than life and is the most awaited show.