Around 323 BC when India was handcuffed at the hands of tyranny, divided into 16 kingdoms each fighting for power a mighty king named Alexander was racing with his large army towards India. During this time a teacher named Chanakya aka Vishnugupta aka Kautilya sensed this king as a potential threat to India and so he came up with an idea of “One united India” or “Akhanda Bharat”. So he went to seek help from the most powerful kingdom “Magadha” whose king Dhanananda insulted him and threw him out of his court. After bearing this insult Chanakya took oath of destroying Dhanananda and his kingdom and said that he will bring a king to this throne who will first think of the nation and will fulfil his dream of “Akhanda Bharat”.
Soon Chanakya found a boy who was a born leader and had equivalent qualities to that of a king. Chanakya then trained this boy at Takshashila University and few years later with coordinated tactics of Chanakya the kingdom of Magadha was defeated and this boy became the first emperor of “Akhanda Bharat” who is none other than Chandragupta Maurya.
2,335 years later i.e. 2012 A.D. a show named “Chandragupta Maurya” was been telecasted on the channel Imagine Tv which had to be shut down because it cannot gather the required GRP (Gross Rating Point). Soon after this channel was shut fans of this very popular show started their protest on social networking sites to bring back the show on other channels.
It is very interesting to note that in those times Chanakya and Chandragupta created history and the scenario hasn’t changed since that time. Today followers of Chanakya and Chandragupta have already created history by showing support for this historical show. Never in television history has any show received so much support of fans. The facebook group titled “Save Chandragupta Maurya” has so far 81,245 members which is just a week’s effort. A twitter account has also been created: @JaiMaaBharati which also has more than 300 followers. A youtube video has also been created:
A new energy has now lightened up the group after a die hard fan has shaven off his head to give tribute to Chanakya and to show his dedication to this historical biography of Chandragupta Maurya. Talks are high after an entertainment news portal has reported that Chandragupta Maurya is all set to return on Sony Entertainment Television. Soon after this news was flashed fans have started mailing Sony Tv to show their gratitude and love towards the show.
It seems that with so much support and enthusiasm of fans the producers and channel will have a tough time to decide on this historical show.