As per the latest buzz, Ashish Sharma is very close to bagging the role of Chandragupta Maurya post leap..

Chandragupta Maurya, the weekend historical show on Imagine TV is going from strength to strength when it comes to its ratings. The show produced by Sagar Arts and 72 Degrees Northe is the Number 1 show on the channel with an average rating of 1.7.

The latest buzz is that the channel and production house are planning a generation leap soon to take the story of Maurya forward.

And we hear that Ashish Sharma, who portrayed the stern and tough protagonist Bhaiyyaji in Gunahon Ka Devta stands a high chance of bagging the role of the grownup Maurya.

A source from the industry tells us, "Talks are presently on with Ashish Sharma and he was the first choice to play the pivotal role. If things fall in place, the channel expects to take the leap in the end of June or early July".

We tried our level best to get in touch with Ashish Sharma, but could not reach him.

We could not get in touch with Saurabh Tewari, Head of Programming Fiction, Imagine TV, as well as Producer and Creative Director, Nilanjana Purkayasstha for a confirmation.

Let's wait to see if Bhaiyyaji does get to play the role of Chandragupta Maurya in his second innings on Imagine..