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Heartthrob of the television industry, Ashish Sharma, will return to the small screen with the mythological show "Siya Ke Ram".

Earlier, reports suggested that Ashish would romance Mrunal Thakur aka Bulbul of "Kumkum Bhagya" on-screen. However, now Ashish will romance newcomer Madirakshi Mundle, who made her acting debut with Telugu film "Ori Devudoy."

"For me, the physicality of the character is of utmost importance. I need to stay true to the character I am portraying. With Ram, I thought it was necessary to have a calm face, and it was necessary for me to bring forth those attributes. When we look at Ram, people forget that he was a warrior prince before he became God. Having trained in archery in a gurukul, he is bound to have a strong body language so I have tried to incorporate these aspects in my role," Ashish told Deccan Chronicle.

The mythological show, which is produced and directed by Nikhil Sinha, will be aired on Star Plus. Talking about the show, Sinha told IANS that the show will attract the young generation.

"When it comes to mythological adaptations, we have always incorporated what is written, and not asked questions. But with the change of time in the last three to four years, with the new generation today... They are very rational. They want to know the why and hows," Sinha told IANS.

"Siya Ke Ram" features Dalip Tahil as Dashrath, Bijay Anand as Janak, Grusha Kapoor as Kaikeyi, Aashish Sharma as Ram, Karan Suchak as Lakshman, Bhargavi Chirmule as Sunaina, Snigdha Akolkar as Kaushalya and Sampada Vaze as Sumitra and Madirakshi as Sita.