Television debut at 8.30 pm on November 24th, 2008
Mumbai, Nov. 19, 2008 : Star Pravah, the Marathi general entertainment channel of Star TV, slated for launch on Nov. 24th, 2008, premiered their magnum opus RAJA SHIVCHHATRAPATI at Cinemax today. In a unique presentation of a serial in a movie theatre, the Marathi TV & film glitterati converged to celebrate the grand premiere of the serial that is produced and directed by Nitin Chandrakant Desai.
The event was widely attended by the cast and crew including director Hemant Deodhar, Nirmal D.Jani & Yogesh D. Jani, the Directors of Photography, Ajay Atul - Music Director and Marathi & Bollywood stalwarts like Ashutosh Gowarikar, N.Chandra, Mahesh Kothare, Sonali Kulkarni among others. Mr.Uday Shankar, CEO, Star TV said, "Star Pravah is yet another step in consolidating the leadership of Star networking in India. Star has always been committed to creating benchmarks in the world of television and Raja Shivchhatrapati promises to raise the bar for viewers of Marathi television. We are proud to present this magnum opus epic on the silver screen in keeping with grandeur of the tale and the persona of Shivaji."
As per the press release, Star Pravah channel will be launched on 24th Nov. 2008 and aims to capture the true essence of the deep rooted cultural content of the Marathi hinterland through its innovative content. The USP of the channel is quality entertainment with a realistic depiction of multi genre original content that is contemporary and progressive.
Raja Shivchhatrapati Cast :
Dr.Amol Kolhe as Raja Shivchhatrapati
Mrunal Kulkarni as Jijabai
Avinash Narkar as Shahaji
Yatin Karyekar as Aurangzeb
Uday Sabnis as Vishwasrao
Neena Kulkarni as Badi Begum
Milind Safai as Adil Shah
Neelam Shirke as Soryabai
Rujuta Deshmukh as Saibai
Chaitrali Gupte as Putalabai
Prasanna Ketkar as Tanaji
Sunil Godse as Shahistekhan
Rahul Solapurkar as Baji Prabhu Deshpande
Manoj Kolhatkar as Sonopant Dabir