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Kabir Bedi's TV series 'Buddha' to unfold on Buddha Poornima

IndiaGlitz [Friday, May 24, 2013]

After a long break Kabir Bedi is back and this time on the small Screen. Zee TV is soon going to telecast a TV series on the life and teachings of Gautam Buddha. The show which was ideally supposed to be a movie will have Kabir Bedi playing a pivotal role.

"I am playing a sage who foresees the coming of the Buddha. I couldn't refuse Dr BK Modi (producer), who is a friend of mine," said Kabir. The show is based on historical facts and will tell the story of prince Siddharth and his transition into the Buddha.

As a matter of fact, Bedia has a personal connect with Buddhism - in fact, his mother was a nun in Tibet for the last 15 years. Revealed the actor, "My mother was a Buddhist nun in Tibet for the last 15 years of her life. I was also ordained a monk in Burma when I was 10. I spent a few months in a monastery as well. My head was shaved, and I was put in a room, had to wear a robe, roam the streets with a bowl to get donations of food from people and meditate for certain hours in the day. I spent the summer that year as a Buddhist monk."

The series will soon be aired on Zee TV. The much talked about mega tele series which is based on the life of Buddha solely will be launched on a very auspicious day of Buddha Poornima.

The makers of the tele series Spice studios have specifically blocked this day for the launch of this TV serial which is- 25th May 2013 as it relates to the cause of the event in just right manner.

It doesn't end here; the makers of the TV show have built a grand set for the launch of the serial which takes place on the 25th May at Film- city. A huge show is planned where live performances will enact live Amrapali dance which thus welcoming and launching the much awaited tele serial.

The event is expected to be one of its kinds, wherein the makers have attempted to recreate the era of Buddha which existed back then. Big names like Shekhar Kapur and Aushitosh Gowarikar have constantly been on the creative helm for this ambitious project.

While there are a lot of thoughts put by the audience regarding the cast and crew of this serial, the details of the cast and the crew have been kept under strict wraps as it's one of the high profile projects.

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