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Big Magic revamps historical comedy show ‘Akbar Birbal’

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MUMBAI: Big Magic has revamped its show Akbar Birbal, with contemporary content. The historical comedy will be seen in an all new avatar, bringing in freshness and innovation with quirky, relatable content and a new star cast. Triangle Films will continue as producers and the show will be shot on the set, which was redone recently.

Reliance Broadcast Network network creative director Paritosh Painter said, “In our endeavor to provide fresh new content to our viewers, we have decided to revamp Akbar Birbal, one of our highest rated shows on Big Magic. The new story line will be relatable, fresh, surprising and unpredictable with a high degree of humor. Respected and hugely popular stars like Kiku Sharda, Delnaaz Irani, and Vishal Kotian amongst others have made this show iconic and the No. 1 show on the channel. By introducing a new, younger star cast, our focus will continue to build iconic characters which are stand out, quirky and funny.”

The Akbar Birbal prequel will focus on issues, which are powerful, topical and relevant. It will feature a younger Akbar, who wants to make his own decisions, live life and rule on his own terms. Only one person encourages and allows him to do so - his biggest ally, his biggest critic, his friend, philosopher and above all, his guide, Birbal. A strong and powerful character, Birbal will act as an agent of change, a reformist as identified with today’s world, targeting solutions and transparency in governance issues, a strong protagonist who believes in democratic views and rights.

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