Remember Doordarshan’s Tenali Raman? SAB TV to roll out a new version with Anshuman Malhotra as Tenali

Urmimala Banerjee
Tenali Raman to be remade for SAB TV in a modern avatar

Fans of Circus were happy that the show got a re-run on Doordarshan recently. Here is another piece of good news. Remember Tenali Raman, the show about the witty poet on Doordarshan. As per a report in entertainment portal, Contiloe Productions is making a project on Tenali Raman. It is based on Cartoon Network’s The Adventures of Tenali Raman. Sources confirmed to the website that actor Anshuman Malhotra who is known for his work on shows like Warrior High and Nagarjuna has been roped in to play Tenali. The pretty Priyamvada Kant will play his wife on the show. A source told the portal, “Both the actors will break their young, smart, sexy image with this hatke project. The makers are currently finalising the supporting cast and the shoot will begin from next month.” However, Anshuman and Priyamvada refused to confirm the news to the website. (Also Read: After Shah Rukh Khan’s Circus, here are five shows that deserve a re-run)

As per history, Tenali Ramakrishna was the jester poet in the court of the famed king Krishnadevaraya. Though he did not get any formal training, Tenali acquired knowledge through his own efforts. It seems his talent impressed Goddess Kali who blessed him saying he would get all the fame in the world. The famous song, Mahishasuramardini is also reportedly composed by him. In 1990, TS Nagabharana made a series Tenali Raman for Doordarshan. It had actor Vijay Kashyap in the lead. It was based on short stories of Kamala Laxman. If Anshuman does Tenali Raman, he will break the cool urban sexy image that he has so far. It will be a huge challenge for the actor. Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more scoop and updates…