Colors’ brings alive the greatest love story there has ever been with its latest offering, Dastaan-E-Mohabbat: Salim Anarkali. The show beautifully narrates the tale of the young Mughal prince Salim and ill-fated courtesan Anarkali who fall in love with each other. Boasting an ensemble cast – the show features the gorgeous Sonarika Bhadoria as Anarkali and the charming Shaheer Sheikh as Salim.
The show’s cast and crew are leaving no stone unturned in portraying the epic love saga in the most convincing and realistic way possible. Different aspects like dialect, look and costumes, which go in the making of a period drama, have been worked upon by these talented actors. To prepare for Anarkali’s role, Sonarika is learning Kathak and a little bit of Urdu as well.
An excited Sonarika said, “When I signed up for this show I had decided to learn Kathak to simplify and polish my efforts and skills to get into the skin of the character. As a rakasa I am expected to be a good Kathak dancer. Kathak is a very difficult dance form to learn, it looks easy but when you start learning it, the form needs a lot of concentration and coordination between your hands and legs. I personally have started to enjoy honing this skill and I am sure to learn it further too.”
“This role is very special to me and I’m happy to go the extra mile to be able to play the iconic character of Anarkali,” she added.