Sony Entertainment Television’s ‘Punyashlok Ahilyabai’

Watch this unique sajhedaari of Ek Sasur Jisne Saath Nibhaya aur Ek Putravadhu Jisne Itihaas Banaya every Mon-Fri at 7:30pm

New Delhi

Delivering on its commitment to treat viewers with relatable content and keeping up with its portfolio of unparalleled historical shows, Sony Entertainment Television is set to welcome 2021 by revisiting an important and glorious chapter of Indian history through its latest offering Punyashlok Ahilyabai. The show, as grand in its audio-visual telling as in its intent to inspire, inform and engage, will narrate the real-life inspiring and courageous tale of Ahilyabai Holkar on the Indian television for the very first time. Produced by Dashami Creations, Punyashlok Ahilyabai premieres tonight and will air every Mon-Fri at 7:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.

A period drama set in the 18th century, the show’s core lies in bringing forth the story of a woman, ahead of her times, who was relentlessly supported by her father-in-law. At a time when societal rules and patriarchy dictated lives, education was a taboo for women, who were bereft of voice and rights, Ahilyabai stood out as a rare and exemplary example that a person becomes great not by gender or birth, but by deeds.

Born in a village of Chaundi, Ahilyabai was chosen as a child bride by Malhar Rao Holkar, one of the chief generals (Subhedaar) of the Peshwa and the ruler of Malwa, for his son Khande Rao. Impressed by her egalitarian approach, unique thought process and inquisitive personality, Malhar Rao realising her thirst for knowledge, bended societal rules to quench it, and unknowingly prepared her to be his true heir.

While exploring this narrative, Punyashlok Ahilyabai will also bring forth, the unique bond shared between a daughter-in-law and her father-in-law, without whose unflinching support, her life would have had a different course altogether. The show features acclaimed child actress Aditi Jaltare as Ahilyabai, while renowned TV actor Rajesh Shringarpore will be seen playing Ahilyabai’s father-in-law, Malhar Rao Holkar. Krish Chauhan will be seen as Ahilyabai’s husband Khande Rao Holkar while Snehlata Vaisaikar will be portraying the character of Gautamabai, Ahilyabai’s mother-in-law. Altogether, Ahilyabai Holkar made a place for herself in history and in the hearts of people. Her nobility, and life story exemplifies what can be achieved with sheer determination, grit and by receiving true guidance