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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Shooting of Gurmeet Choudhary’s ‘Maharana’ stopped, series will not be made, decision taken after director’s death


The series ‘Maharana’ coming on Hotstar was based on the life of Maharana Pratap, in which Gurmeet Choudhary was playing the lead role. We are saying this because after the release of the teaser, the shooting of this series has been stopped and now it will not be made. Actually, this big decision has been taken due to the sudden death of the director of the series, Nitin Desai. Last year, Hotstar announced the web series ‘Maharana’, in which Gurmeet Choudhary was selected for the role of Maharana Pratap and actress Riddhima Pandit for the role of Maharani Ajabde. Its shooting was already half done. Director Nitin Desai passed away in July last year. Now this series will not be made. According to the source of ‘Dainik Bhaskar’, ‘This was Nitin Desai’s dream project. After about a year of preparation, he/she started shooting for it last year. According to the initial schedule, the team started shooting with Gurmeet Choudhary. Nitin ji passed away about 6 months after the project started. In such a situation, the team of Disney Plus Hotstar had no option but to stop this project midway.

Nitin Desai

Nitin Desai committed suicide

Let us tell you that the cause of Nitin’s death was suicide. Nitin Desai committed suicide on the morning of July 2. his/her last rites were performed at ND Studio on July 4.

Teaser of ‘Maharana’

The first teaser of the show was released a few months ago, which showed the warrior king as a Lord Shiva devotee who goes on to become a folk hero in India.

Gurmeet had talked about ‘Maharana’

Talking about ‘Maharana’, Gurmeet had said in a statement, ‘It is an honour to work on a project that is connected to the roots of India. Maharana Pratap was known for his/her courage and valour, I am very happy to get a chance to know more about his/her life. It is also a challenge to portray a strong character like Maharana Pratap himself.’

nitin desai movies

Nitin Desai is known for films like ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Devdas’. he/she opened this big studio in Khalapur taluka on the outskirts of Mumbai where films like ‘Jodha Akbar’ were shot. his/her company Andes Art World is engaged in organizing, maintaining, operating historical monuments and setting up hotels, theme restaurants, shopping malls and entertainment related facilities.

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