New Delhi, Jan 29 (Agencies): 'Chandrakanta', which used to be the popular 1995 TV show is making a combeck on small screen with the story of prince Virendra Singh and princess Chandrakanta's children.
   
The new show, titled 'Kahani Chandrakanta Ki' will start airing on Sahara One in March this year.

The new story is an adaption from Devaki Nandan Khatri's second novel 'Chandrakanta Santati' which would be directed by Sunil Agnihotri. Sunil has also directed the original.

"The focus has now shifted to the next generation but the fantasy elements remain the same. The shape-shifting aiyyars, love, betrayal and royal politics will be played on a bigger canvas this time. We have introduced some changes from the original novel to make it more appealing to the young audience," Agnihotri said.

The director, known for giving TV hits like 'Yug' and 'Betaal Pachisi', says he did not want to do a saas-bahu drama and instead decided to bring back the show that went on to become one of the most successful serial on Doordarshan.

Shikha Swaroop, who played Chandrakanta in the original serial, is returning in the second part as well. Vindu Dara Singh, Big Boss winner, is playing Abhimanyu while Pundit Jagannath is portrayed by Rajendra Gupta.

Puneet Issar will be seen in the character of Shiv Dutt, Mamik as Badrinath, Kruttika Desai will be Naintara, Rupa Ganguly as Roopmati, Raja Chaudhary will be seen as Tej Singh, Nishigangha Wad plays Kalavati, Santosh Shukla as Virendra Singh, Sonia Rakkar as Padmini, Vinod Kapoor as Chandi while Shailendra Singh replaces Akhilendra Mishra as Kroor Singh.