Narendra modi serial
A serial on Doordarshan will put Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the league of emperors Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka, projecting them as men who have done the oil-pressers community proud. Modi belongs to the Ghanchi community of oil-pressers in Gujarat.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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A Serial on PM Narendra Modi’s community
A serial on Doordarshan will put Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the league of
emperors Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka, projecting them as men who have done
the oil-pressers community proud. Modi belongs to the Ghanchi community of oil-
pressers in Gujarat.
Serial On Narendra Modi
The muhurat of serial Diye Jalte Hain took place in Gandhinagar Monday with the
Prime Minister’s eldest brother Somnath, better known as Sombhai Modi, as guest.
The muhurat shot was of a young Teli boy, unsure of his roots. “His mother tells him
about the community’s glorious past, its heroes Chandragupta, Ashoka and Modiji,”
Pune -based producer Suresh Chaudhari said.
Part of the serial will be shot in Gujarat, Modi’s home town Vadnagar included.
Vadnagar is the site of an ancient Buddhist monastery and the Taranga hills, a Jain
The muhurat was performed at the Modi community hall in Pethapur town of
Sombhai told: “The serial is about our glorious past, the leaders that the community
has produced. From Samrat Chandragupta Maurya and Samrat Ashoka, even a
commoner like Gangu Teli, who are important in the history of India. It also includes
a biography of the Prime Minister.’’
“We met him when he was Gujarat Chief Minister. Since then, we have been in
touch. All these years, we did extensive research. Now that we have got a green signal
from Doordarshan, the shooting has begun. While we have so many legendary
personalities from the past, our biggest leader in the present is Modiji,’’ he said.
Serial director Saif Subedar said: “We are yet to do casting for the role of Modiji…
just a muhurat shot was done today’’. Chaudhari said they will decide within a month
who plays Modi’s role.
Sombhai said the director and the producer had approached him for the muhurat shot.
“This will help tell the world the contribution of the community,’’ he said.