The Indian television industry is now taking a giant leap as far as powerful story-telling and big-budget production is concerned. ‘Baahubali’ writer KV Vijayendra Prasad is coming up with his new show ‘Aarambh’.
It has now been revealed that almost 1 crore was spent on filming one particular scene for the show, which is believed to be the costliest on Indian television ever.
As reported in Mid-Day,
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After months of planning and rehearsing, the team decided to shoot an epic war sequence, which required the actors to train rigorously over the past few months. Moreover, the costumes and weapons were specially designed for the lead actors. A fair amount of VFX has been used to make the sequence look realistic.
The 65-episode show has been shot in Manali and Kathmandu, with a few portions being shot at Mumbai’s Filmcity. ‘Baahubali’ shattered box-office records, and is now officially the first Indian film to have crossed the 1000 crore mark. Goldie Behl, the director of ‘Aarambh’, wanted to leave no stone unturned in delivering a superlative drama after Prasad came on board.
The Mid Day report also said,
The idea was to make ‘Aarambh’ a larger-than-life experience. Since the show will witness the clash of two clans – Aryans and Dravidians – we wanted to project the war sequence on a bigger scale. The sequence was shot over a period of 10 days.