Rajat Tokas and Paridhi Sharma
Rajat Tokas and Paridhi Sharma playing a lead pair in the Ekta Kapoor's show Jodha Akbar. Rajat, who has earlier played the historical character of Prithviraj Chauhan is now playing the role of Akbar. While Paridhi Sharma who was last seen in the show Ruk Jaana Nahi is playing the role of Princess Jodha.
Ekta Kapoor ensured that the actors she roped in for Jodha Akbar would truly live up to the roles. The powerhouse producer said she sat through 7,000 auditions for eight months before settling on Paridhi Sharma to play Jodha.
"I wanted someone who possessed the dignity of a Rajput princess. Paridhi embodied everything I had in mind for Jodhaa. When she stood in Jodha's bridal finery and delivered her lines, I knew the role belonged to her!" Ekta shared.
As for Akbar, Ekta had the considerably harder task of looking for a "boy-man", which she found in Rajat Tokas. "Rajat has the innocence of a 19-year-old but, appears mature," Ekta said. On bagging the role of Jodha, Paridhi said "Landing Jodha's role that too in an Ekta Kapoor production is a dream come true".
This young and fresh pair of Rajat Tokas(Akbar) and Paridhi Sharma(Jodha) is creating the magic on small screen.