Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who is best known for directing the famous TV serial Chanakya and the Urmila Matondkar starrer film Pinjar, is busy with his next period flick titled The Legend Of Kunal, which will star Amitabh Bachchan (as King Ashoka), Arjun Rampal (as Kunal, Ashoka’s son) and Tabu (as Pishyarakshita, the fifth wife of Ashoka). The latest entrant to this mega starcast is Amrita Rao, who is all set to play Kanchanmala (Arjun’s wife).
The Legend Of Kunal deals about the sexual strains between Tabu and Arjun Rampal (her step-son). While Tabu plays the character who suffers from sexual despair, Amitabh and Amrita happen to be the silent onlookers. Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Dr. Dwivedi said, ”This film will take you to a journey that purifies your mind and has all the elements like human passion, politics, crime and mystery. Overall, the film tries to capture and portray the conflict of human emotions and mind.”
Talking about his line up of films after The Legend of Kunal, Dwivedi said ”I will be working on Aashadh Ka Ek Din, a story based during 4th century, which also happens to be the period of Kalidas. This film is basically his love story as told by Mohandas. Since I have just acquired its copyrights, the scripting will take place in some days from now. Based on how the story takes shape, its casting will be decided. Let me also add that this is not a big budget movie since the movie will concentrate only on the literary and the love angle of Kalidas. But, this will be a start to finish movie”.