Mumbai �:�Actor Gautam Rode, who is currently playing the title role in popular mythological show �Suryaputra Karn�, has been approached for another show,�Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat�. According to a source, Gautam, best known for his roles in shows like �Saraswatichandra� and �Mahakumbh�, has been asked to play the lead role of Ashoka in the Colors show post leap. �The production house and channel wanted to rope in a well known name as leaps are always a risk. Ashoka is one of the top rated shows on the channel and the young Ashoka, played by Siddharth Nigam, has quite a fan following,� the source said. �Hence, they wanted to take a name like Gautam who has a tremendous fan following and has also proved himself as a versatile actor on television,� the source added. However, the source shared that as �Suryaputra Karn� has got extension and hence Gautam won't be able to take up this offer. (IANS)
Gautam Rode approached for 'Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat'