India will reportedly create its own version of the international TV series Game of Thrones.
Period drama Rani Mahal will take its lead from R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones and will feature a clutch of characters closely based on the TV series and books.
The new series will star Indian television actress Sakshi Tanwar, famed in India for Ekta Kapoor’s Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, in a Daenerys-inspired lead role, The Indian Express reported.
Online rumours indicate that although the series will take its lead from the fantasy books and TV series, it will be set in the year of the Indian Mutiny of 1857 – so is unlikely to feature dragons.
Despite this, a clutch of Indian stars are already being lined up to play characters such as Cersei Lanaster and Jon Snow.
Anita Hassanandani, star of Yeh Mohabbatein, will play the power-mad Cersei. Parth Samthaan, from MTV’s Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan, will play ‘You know nothing’ Jon Snow.
The series will reportedly be made by Sony Entertainment Television.
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