• The poster of the much-awaited Star Plus series, "Everest"Varinder Chawla
  • Ashutosh Gowariker, director of the show "Everest", at the launch of the Star Plus series.Varinder Chawla
  • Actress Shamata Anchan at the launch of "Everest"Varinder Chawla
  • Milind Gunaji at the launch of "Everest"Varinder Chawla
  • (Left to Right) Manish Chowdhary, Rajat Kapoor and Mohan Kapoor at launch of "Everest"Varinder Chawla
  • (Left to Right) Ashutosh Gowariker, Rohan Gandotra, Milind Gunaji, Suhasini Mulay and Kishori Sahane at launch of "Everest."Varinder Chawla
  • The Whole Cast of Star Plus "Everest"Varinder Chawla

The writer-producer Ashutosh Gowariker is all set to launch his first television series as a director. Along with Star Plus, he announced the launch of the much-awaited show "Everest" on Thursday.

He aims to scale new heights with his TV series and thus selected the finest actors who can do justice to the characters. Gowariker, along with Star Plus General Manager Gaurav Banerjee, unveiled the cast of the show during the launch.

The show features Shamata Anchan as Anjali Singh Rawat, the main character who aims to climb Mount Everest to win her father's love. Sahil Salathia as Arjun Sabharwal and Rohan Gandotra as Akash Joshi are the two main leads of the series.

The other cast members are Suhasini Mulay, Mohan Kapoor, Milind Gunaji, Rajat Kapoor, Kishori Shahane and Manish Choudhary.

"Everest" tells the story of a girl who struggles to win her father's love and acceptance and thus aims big, which takes her to climb the mountain to get back her father's respect.

"Everest is symbolic of every person who struggled in their life to accomplish something," said Ashutosh Gowariker. "It took me a long time to put together this ensemble cast as I had a very clear vision of how I want each role to be portrayed."

The show is slated to be aired on 3 November at 10pm on Star Plus. The channel has recently launched a campaign on television, on radio and on social media asking viewers #WhatsYourEverest.

According to Gaurav Banerjee, the slot allotted for the show guarantees the most number of viewers and it is replacing Sooraj Barjatya's "Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara" (PKDHMMPP), Best Media Info reported.

"'Everest' is a stunning visual delight and an attempt at presenting something never seen before on television," said Uday Shankar, Star India CEO, as reported by Best Media Info. "I am sure that the story of Anjali will resonate with millions in India and inspire them to conquer their own Everest."

Check out the above slideshow of the launch of the Star Plus series "Everest" and below is the promo video of the show: