The promos of the forthcoming TV series Yudh have left audiences guessing the actual story of the show, but a source says the narrative will centre on the division of the business empire of the show's protagonist, Amitabh Bachchan. (Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan on Yudh, Television and Co-Star Sarika)
Mr Bachchan, who is making his debut in the fiction space on TV with Yudh, plays Yudhisthir Sikarwar or Yudh, the owner of a construction company.
Yudh has two wives. The first wife is named Gauri, played by veteran actress Sarika, with whom he has one daughter Taruni, a role performed by Aahana Kumra. Yudh's second wife is Nayantara (played by Ayesha Raza).
From Nayantara, Yudh has a son named Rishi, portrayed by Pavail Gulati.
"When Yudh comes to know about his illness, he wants to give his empire to Taruni. But Nayantara wants it to be divided and given to Rishi also. It's the yudh (battle) of this empire," said the source.
Co-produced by Mr Bachchan's production company Saraswati Creations with Endemol India, Yudh is being promoted as a "first of its own kind" TV series. With Anurag Kashyap on board as its creative director, Shoojit Sircar as creative consultant and Ribhu Dasgupta as its director, the much-awaited show is due to premiere on Monday on Sony Entertainment Television.
The series will then air every Monday to Thursday at 10:30 pm.