Raj Babbar to make film on Maharaja Ranjit Singh

MUMBAI: After making a television serial on Maharaja Ranjit Singh, actor turned politician Raj Babbar is making a film on the Sikh ruler naming it The Lord of Five Rivers: Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

According to Babbar, youngsters remember Ranjit Singh as someone who had lost his one eye and who brought back the Kohinoor diamond to India. But there were many pages of his life waiting to be told.

Ranjit Singh was not like other rulers who only killed people and dictated. He also was an efficient strategist. He ruled for nearly 47 years, even seven years more than Akbar, and brought many reforms in the society. In his entire rule, not even a single capital punishment was awarded.

His kingdom was the most secular where there were Muslims, Hindus and Christians holding significant positions and he was the first to start the practice of paying salaries to army men.

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