Sarrtaj Gill to play the lead on "Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani" Pictured: Sarrtaj Gill
Sarrtaj Gill to play the lead on "Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani" Pictured: Sarrtaj GillSarrtaj Gill/Twitter

"Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani," which took a generation leap last month, is all set to take another time jump in quick succession. The second leap in the storyline will essentially revolve around grown-up Raja and Rani.

While rumour had it that Sarrtaj Gill has been roped in to play the role of grown-up Raja, according to latest report, Sarrtaj has been confirmed as the male lead. Eisha Singh of "Ishq Ka Rang Safed" fame will be seen as grown-up Rani.

Talking about her character, Eisha told Asian Age: "The new track will show Rani going to college where she will meet fellow student, Rajbeer who is an arrogant young royal. Little does she know that he is in fact, her childhood friend. But Rani is still the bubbly, simple girl she's always been, so the contrast will create interesting situations."

Eisha will don Indian outfits with no make-up as the story is set in the 1960s. "The link is simple, with little or no make-up. This is the first time I am playing a character in a period drama. I have been watching films from the '50s and '60s as a reference point," she said.

Earlier, Disha Parmar of "Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara" fame and "Tu Mera Hero" actress Sonia Balani were considered for the role of Rani. However, the role went to Eisha.

Sarrtaj, who rose to popularity as Priyom Thakur on &TV's "Begusarai," also talked about his character on the show. "Raja was sent out of the palace to study in a boarding school, meant for kids from royal families. On growing up, he turns into an elitist snob who looks down on people. But although Rajbeer may project that he is an insensitive, spoilt brat but he is a sensitive person by heart. His disconnect with the father too has impacted him as a person," he added.