Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, whose film Devdas starring Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit, was included in Time’s top ten films of the Millennium, is getting ready to foray into the TV arena with a serial.
Bhansali is scripting a serial based on the popular Gujarati novel Saraswatichandra by Govardhanram Madhavaram Tripathi. The novel, whose first volume was published in 1887 and the fourth one in 1902, revolves around the lives of people in the early 20th century, depicting the social fabric of that time: extended family life and the beginning of the meltdown of old customs and traditions.
Since the script work is still in progress, the shooting will most probably start in the last quarter of this year. Presently he is busy with the production of films Rowdy Rathore and Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi.