"A team of at least 500 people are working on this show," Abhimanyu Singh, CEO, Contiloe, that's producing the show, told IANS.
The attempt on the channel's part is to delve into the pages of history to highlight Ashoka's journey to becoming the great emperor, heroic warrior and the epic legend that he
Our research team has worked hard to read various books abd anecdotes on Ashoka, and while we have dramatised the story, we have taken care to avoid distorting facts," Singh
added that Chakravartin... will resonate with present day audience due to the sheer relevance of his
ideas of democracy, freedom of speech and expression and the prevalence of the Ashoka chakra and emblem on every coin and note.
"It's the story of a creator, who was misintrepeted in many ways," he
As many as around 20 episodes of the show have already been shot across Jaisalmer, Kerala, Mumbai's
Film City and the set here in Karjat.
What really helped the team to recreate the Mauryan era was visual effects.
"The VFX have helped us up the production values to a large extent and they complement the storytelling," said Singh
, for whom "it is an honour to make a show on a man who made India".