MS Dhoni fame actor Kranti Prakash Jha has been shortlisted to the play the title role of Swami Ramdev in TV series Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh. The series will be aired, on the soon to be launched GEC channel, Discovery Jeet.
Kranti looks strikingly like the renowned guru and can emulate the most difficult of yoga asanas with consummate ease. Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh is a scripted biopic series tracing Swami Ramdev’s journey from a life of anonymity to a renowned yoga guru, business mogul and national icon. The show is co-produced by Ajay Devgn Film Productions and Watergate Production.
“Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh has the potential to become one of the most talked about shows in the annals of TV history in India. The title role, therefore, has its own significance. We wanted a fresh face who looks like the real-life Swami Ramdev; and should be able to emulate his mannerisms very convincingly on the screen,” said Ajay Devgn. “It is never easy playing a real-life legend. I am happy to note that Kranti is ready to walk that extra mile to deliver a strong performance,” he added.
The yoga guru added, “Kranti’s inherently spiritual personality and his ability to remember and recite shlokas in the Sanskrit language impressed me. I enjoyed having an early morning yoga session with him, he is working hard to get the asanas right.”
“It is a challenge to play a multi-faceted personality like Swami Ramdev. I will do my level best to deliver a convincing performance,” adds Kranti.