Shahrukh Khan to lend his voice for TV show 'Razia Sultan'


Shah Rukh Khan is working on a historical TV show ‘Razia Sultan’. But sadly the superstar would not be seen onscreen- he would be just heard. SRK has lent his voice as ‘sutradhar’. He visited the sets on Monday and discussed quite a lot with the show makers. He had many questions in his mind and wanted to know about the characters. He took time for rehearsing his lines because the tone and language had to go with the era that the show featured.

A source reported how excited Shah Rukh was about this new project, “It was 1 a.m. but Shah Rukh’s energy was high. While the channel representatives were happy with the first take, he insisted on doing it again with more variation. He then wanted to try something different and got under the skin of the characters, acting them out through dialogue. His is a recognisable voice with an immediate connect with audiences worldwide. The emotion he brought into the narrative has enhanced its impact many times over.”

‘Razia Sultan’ narrates the story of the first woman ruler in Delhi Sultanate. It conveys the message of women empowerment to the audience through this influential story. She was the only woman ruler of the Mughal period and ruled from 1236 to 1240.

Another TV show Shah Rukh is currently doing is ‘India Poochega – Sabse Shaana Kaun?’ The show will be aired on the new channel &TV. It was during the filming of this show, that &TV team approached the actor and asked him to lend his voice. It is to be noted that Shah Rukh has been a student of history and was interested to come onboard. He even did in-depth research on the story and its characters, after which he saw some visuals. Rahul Tewary is producing the show. He shed some light on this upcoming serial as he told the media, “After Mahabharat we wanted to make a historical series on the first and the last woman emperor of the Delhi Sultanate and &TV seemed the right platform. The channel agreed to our vision for the show and this untold story will unfold on March 2”

The lead female role has been given to young actress Pankhuri Awasthy, who is also a VJ. The veteran actor Sooraj Thapar will play Iltutmish. Both ‘India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun’ and ‘Razia Sultan’ will be aired on &TV on 2nd March.