There are some things which if changed, destroys everything. And History is one of those things which cannot be changed. But the director of the show ‘Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat’ airing on Colors TV, has dared to change the history by killing the wise ‘Chanakya’ long before he was supposed to die according to history books.
The makers of the show have fictionalized the character to their convenience by changing the inevitable death of Chanakya before time.
Here is how Chanakya Died In Reality According To Wikipedia :
“According to one legend, Chanakya retired to the jungle and starved himself to death. According to another legend mentioned by the Jain writer Hemachandra, Chanakya died as a result of a conspiracy by Subandhu, one of Bindusara’s ministers. Subandhu, who did not like Chanakya, told Bindusara that Chanakya was responsible for the murder of his mother. Bindusara asked the nurses, who confirmed the story of his birth. Bindusara was horrified and enraged. When Chanakya, who was an old man by this time, learned that the King was angry with him, he decided to end his life. In accordance with the Jain tradition, he decided to starve himself to death. By this time, the King had found out the full story which was that Chanakya was not responsible for his mother’s death, which was an accident. He asked Subandhu to convince Chanakya to give up his plan to kill himself. However, Subandhu instead conducted a ceremony for Chanakya only to burn him alive.”
But according to a source, Manoj Joshi, aka Chanakya, was sacked from the show.
So the director of the show decided to kill Chanakya and dared to change the History!
Shockingly in the show, Chanakya is shown getting killed by the Emperor Bindusar’s wife ‘Charumitra’, 2 sons, mother ‘Helena’ and Khallatak.