Satyajeet Dubey roped in for sci-fi time travel show Maharaj Ki Jai Ho

Updated: Sep 05, 2019, 16:57 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Satyajeet Dubey's show will combine science fiction with mythology with a storyline that has a comic bent. The show is said to tap into India's rich culture and heritage and will trace time travel going so far back as to the Mahabharata.

Satyajeet Dubey
Satyajeet Dubey

Satyajeet Dubey, who's in the news currently for his upcoming film Prassthanam, has been roped in for a sci-fi time travel show titled Maharaj Ki Jai Ho backed by Star TV. Like Prisoners of War, a remake of Homeland, Dubey's show, too, will combine science fiction with mythology with a storyline that has a comic bent. The show is said to tap into India's rich culture and heritage and will trace time travel going so far back as to the Mahabharata. 

Satyajeet Dubey says, "I am over the moon about this show because a show like this can be a game-changer for content. A character is a real person from today's time but the story has a futuristic, mystical quality. Real people have reference points, this in fantasy which hard to crack and thus requires devotion, commitment and learning. It is a fantastic script, one that will make people sit up and notice the sheer power of good content."

He further added, "It's an intrinsically Indian story which is ambitious and grand, nothing short of a visual spectacle if made right. I remember I was physically and mentally exhausted after the completion of Prassthanam where I'm playing this intense, angry, dark character. I wanted to do something light and fun and MKJH came my way. Here's some really interesting comic writing, with the elements of time travel, sci-fi, happening I saw, and the script is the backbone of any series/movie and that convinced me to go ahead and just do it without thinking twice."

Directed and written by David Polycarp and produced by Fuzzy Duck the show also stars Nitesh Pandey, Ashwin Mushran, Aakash Dhabade among others. Satyajeet has an exciting line-up, starting with Passthanam with Sanjay Dutt and Ali Fazal that releases next month.

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