Actor Rajesh Shringarpure considers himself lucky to have had the opportunity to step back in time and play the character of Malhar Rao Holkar on television.
The television show called “Punyashlok Ahilyabai” is set in the 18th century and revolves around the life of the Queen of Malwa, Ahilyabai Holkar.
It tells the courageous story of Ahilyabai Holkar’s journey and how she challenged the norms of patriarchal society with the support of her stepfather Malhar Rao Holkar.
“’Punyashlok Ahilyabai’ is special to me. Being a part of this show has given me countless life lessons. Playing the character of Malhar Rao brought me closer to my land, my country and its rich history. I consider it an honor for me to be part of a show that highlights the heroic tale of Ahilyabai Holkar, ”Rajesh said of Malhar Rao, who was one of the chief generals (Subhedar ) of the Maratha Empire.
“Although this is a show set in the 18th century, I think it revolves around issues that are still relevant today,” he added of the show aired on Sony Entertainment Television.
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