Buddha- A glitzy costume drama

Sep 24, 2013, 13:37 PM IST
The auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima was the starting point for the much talked about teleseries about the life of Lord Buddha and his journey to enlightenment.
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The auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima was the starting point for the much talked about teleseries about the life of Lord Buddha and his journey to enlightenment.

The show aired on Zee TV is produced by Spice Studios.
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The show aired on Zee TV is produced by Spice Studios.

The first shot of the show was shot at the magnificent set created in Mumbai’s Film City and featured prominent actors Sameer Dharmadhikari and Kabir Bedi, who enacted the first scene of the biopic.
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The first shot of the show was shot at the magnificent set created in Mumbai’s Film City and featured prominent actors Sameer Dharmadhikari and Kabir Bedi, who enacted the first scene of the biopic.

The producers of the show – Spice Studios are ensuring that no stone is left unturned in making the journey of Buddha towards enlightenment come alive on the small screen.
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The producers of the show – Spice Studios are ensuring that no stone is left unturned in making the journey of Buddha towards enlightenment come alive on the small screen.

Apart from constructing the most lavish sets to shooting at locales that create the right look and feel, they are also ensuring that their actors look their part.
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Apart from constructing the most lavish sets to shooting at locales that create the right look and feel, they are also ensuring that their actors look their part.

Amongst the cast, veteran actor Kabir Bedi will be seen making a comeback to acting after a long hiatus.
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Amongst the cast, veteran actor Kabir Bedi will be seen making a comeback to acting after a long hiatus.

It is interesting to note that ‘Buddha’ was initially supposed to be made into a film. Spice Studios had begun work on a film based on the same subject with filmmakers Shekhar Kapur and Ashutosh Gowariker helming the research and script development.
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It is interesting to note that ‘Buddha’ was initially supposed to be made into a film. Spice Studios had begun work on a film based on the same subject with filmmakers Shekhar Kapur and Ashutosh Gowariker helming the research and script development.

Since Prince Siddharth was born in Lumbini, Nepal, set designer Varsha Jain travelled to Patan in Nepal to research the style of architecture that has been influenced by the buildings of that time.
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Since Prince Siddharth was born in Lumbini, Nepal, set designer Varsha Jain travelled to Patan in Nepal to research the style of architecture that has been influenced by the buildings of that time.

The handsome Samir Dharmadhikari, most remembered for his portrayal of King Gagadhar Rao, the husband of ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’, plays the righteous King Suddhodana, father of Prince Siddhartha.
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The handsome Samir Dharmadhikari, most remembered for his portrayal of King Gagadhar Rao, the husband of ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’, plays the righteous King Suddhodana, father of Prince Siddhartha.