Ajay Devgn's biopic series on Baba Ramdev will air on Discovery Jeet soon
Posted: Dec 19, 2017
Actor Ajay Devgn is all set to mark his foray into TV as he ventures int producing a series on yoga guru Baba Ramdev biopic in soon to be launched GEC channel Discovery Jeet.
The series, Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh, will be tracing Ramdev's journey from a life of anonymity to a renowned yoga guru and entrepreneur.
On Sunday, the Singham star took to Twitter and revealed National Film Award-winning actor Naman Jain as the face of young Ramdev, Ramkishan, on the upcoming show.
"Naman, immensely talented, playing young Swami Ramdev in our upcoming show Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh on Discovery Jeet," he tweeted.
"There are huge expectations from this biopic series and we wanted to ensure that somebody who fits the bill perfectly gets to play the role of Ramkishan as the audience will, for the first time, get to know about the early days of Swami Ramdev. Naman Jain is hugely talented for his age and has delivered a captivating performance," Devgn said in a statement, Indian Express reported.
The Chillar Party actor said, "It is an honor to play Swami Ramdev’s childhood in his biopic. The task was not easy as Swami Ramdev faced multiple challenges as a child and it was important for me to understand the social tensions that prevailed in a small village. It was also a challenge for me to adapt his style and portray the character."
The show is produced by Ajay Devgn Film Productions and WaterGate Production.
Discovery Networks is entering a phase of discovery in India. For years, it has dominated the infotainment genre on television.
But with just 2 per cent share of the total TV viewership and a mere 3 per cent of the TV advertising pie, this genre offered restricted scope for growth. Now, Discovery wants to play in the bigger game. And that is why it is taking the audacious gamble — come February next year — of launching a Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) called Jeet. This will bring it head-on with the big established giants — Star, Sony, Zee and Colors
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