Posted Mon, June 6, 2011 4:09pm IST

Shobha Somnath Ki: On the sets

It took 500 skilled artisans more than a year to construct the sets

Zee TV‘s new magnum opus, Shobha Somnath Ki – Matrubhoomi Ki Prem Deewani tells the tale of Shobha, a princess in 11th century Bharuch, who protects her people from the invasion of Mehmood Ghazni (Vikramjeet Virk), with just her shrewd mind. Shobha (Baby Ashnoor Kaur) is the daughter of Kirit Chalukya (Pankaj Dheer), the rightful king, who is forced to give up his throne to his younger brother Dadda Chalukya (Yash Tonk) when he is paralysed. Dadda and his wife, Maharani Gayatri Devi (Amrita Raichand) are very fond of Shobha, even though they don’t have any children of their own. Kirit’s resentment and Ghazni’s repeated attacks on the Somnath temple cause tremendous strain for the reigning king and queen. And it is up to Shobha to help them out. Here’s a peek at the sets…