Sony to air 'Porus' a show on the battle of Hydaspes, November 27 onwards

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | November 17, 2017
"A lot is riding on us given that we own 100 per cent of IPR of the Porus," says Siddharth Kumar Tewary, founder and chief creative, Swastik Productions.

Starting November 27, Sony Entertainment Television will air a show called Porus. Set in 350 BC, the show is about the untold story of the battle of the Hydaspes, fought between two legendary warriors - Alexander and and Porus. It will be aired Monday-to-Friday at 8:30 pm on Sony.

Danish Khan Danish Khan

Siddharth Kumar Tewary Siddharth Kumar Tewary

Commenting on about the show Danish Khan, executive vice president, and business head, Sony Entertainment Television says in a media statement, "India is one of the oldest civilisations in the world, it has a rich legacy of literature, philosophy, culture, stories and heroes. We at SET believe it is important to revisit our glorious past, it is relevant to understand the value system of a civilisation that has not just survived but has prospered, we believe the stories of our past heroes will inspire our future generations. We believe it is time for the world to know and appreciate the richness of Indian civilisation. Porus is an attempt to bring that glory, those heroes on our television screen in India and across the globe. We are delighted to partner with a creative visionary like Siddharth Tewary, who has done an outstanding job to bring Porus alive on television."

Siddharth Kumar Tewary, founder and chief creative, Swastik Productions adds, "Porus will not only tell a tale of ancient India's history - an untold story of two legendary warriors of all-time and their epic battle, but will also go down in history as one of the most epic television shows. We have always believed in creating content that we strongly believe in - content that is rich, uncharted and world-class. Our shows reflect our passion, creativity and hard work and every time we weave in a new story, we make it a point to go several notches up from our previous creations. For Porus, we spent a lot of time on pre-production, diction, training and recreating the golden era. A lot is riding on us given that we own 100 per cent of the IPR of Porus, a first in the history of Indian television. We are grateful to Sony Entertainment Television for backing us in taking this big bold step."

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