A TV show on Modi: Doordarshan to telecast serial on PM's community

Doordarshan will telecast a serial to highlight the eminent and successful people from the oil-pressers community. The serial will be based on the lives of those eminent people, including that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 A TV show on Modi: Doordarshan to telecast serial on PMs community

Doordarshan will do a TV serial on PM Narendra Modi's community. PTI

The serial called 'Diye Jalte Hain' will be telecast on Doordarshan by October, reported Indian Express. The serial will narrate the history of the Ghanchi-Teli community, to which PM Modi belongs.

Even though it will be interesting to see which actor plays PM Narendra Modi in the serial, the serial director Saif Subedar said the casting for Modi's role had not been done so far. "We are yet to do casting for the role of Modiji…just a muhurat shot was done today," Indian Express quoted Subedar as saying.

Apart from Modi, the serial will also feature biographies on Emperor Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka.

Subedar also said that the first phase of the serial had 128 episodes and was likely to run for nothing less than ten years.

This is not the first time that Doordarshan will telecast a show based on history, politics or social issues. Shows like 'Bharat Ek Khoj', 'Kakaji Kahin', 'Bahadur Shah Zafar', 'The Sword of Tipu Sultan' and 'Akbar Birbal' were very popular on Doordarshan earlier.

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Updated Date: May 05, 2015 11:17:56 IST