We know any Historical shows will have definitely some fiction to carry the show and to make it interesting for viewers and Yes for increasing TRP.

But what if, They try to change the whole History.

Yes !!! This is what happening in  the show Chandra Nandini that is getting aired on Star Plus and is said to be based on emperor Chandragupta Maurya’s life.


Image Courtesy: @StarPlus via Twitter

Image Courtesy: @StarPlus via Twitter

The whole plot of the serial has  not just changed the story, But also what is known to happened in the later phase of emperor Chandragupta Maurya’s life, is shown in its initial phase only.

Helena was the second wife , But shown as first

History suggests, Helena the daughter of Greek general Selecus Nicator was the second wife of  Chandragupta Maurya. Durdhara was the first wife and mother of Bindusara.

But Chandra Nandini have shown her as the first wife and Chandragupta Maurya married her so that he can defeat Magadh with the help of Greeks.

Chandragupta Maurya Never Took Help of Greeks To Conquer Magadh

In the serial Chandra Nandni, Chandragupta Maurya is seen taking help from the Greeks to Conquer Magadh.

As Chandragupta Maurya in chandra nandini

As Chandragupta Maurya in chandra nandini

But we know it isn’t true.

Chandragupta won Magadh  without any  help and support of foreign invaders.

According to History Chandragupta fought against Greeks when he became  Samrat of  Mauryan Empire.

After winning them He married Helena, and that time he was in His 4o’s.

Chanakya-Chandragupta: Great Teacher and Student Duo was the Sole reason behind the great Maurya Empire Establishment

It was Chandragupta and Chanakya who after getting so many set backs in the war against Nanda, again assembled a new army, and started conquering the border villages. Gradually, they advanced to the kingdom’s capital Pataliputra, where they killed the king Dhana Nanda.

Chanakya then prononced Chandragupta as the new king.

During this time they had absolutely no connection with the Greeks.

Make it a fiction based show, But not at the cost of our great History!!!