Ajay Devgn will be producing a television show based on the life of yoga guru and entrepreneur Baba Ramdev. Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh is a scripted biopic series, tracing Ramdev's journey from a life of anonymity to a renowned yoga guru and business mogul.
Chillar Party fame child actor Naman Jain will play the younger Ramdev, Ramkishan, in the show. The show is produced by Ajay Devgn Film Productions and WaterGate Production.
"There are huge expectations from this biopic series and we wanted to ensure that somebody who fits the bill perfectly gets to play the role of Ramkishan as the audience will, for the first time, get to know about the early days of Swami Ramdev. Naman Jain is hugely talented for his age and has delivered a captivating performance," Devgn said in a statement.
Namam said he is honoured to play the role and it was challenging for him. "The task was not easy as Swami Ramdev faced multiple challenges as a child and it was important for me to understand the social tensions that prevailed in a small village. It was also a challenge for me to adopt his style and portray the character," the National Award winner said.
Naman, immensely talented, playing young Swami Ramdev in our upcoming show Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh on Discovery Jeet. pic.twitter.com/79Dwi4TVGQ
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 18, 2017
The show will premier on the soon-to-be-launched GEC channel Discovery Jeet.