Ravi Bhatia to turn into superhero for foreign TV series

Mumbai: Television actor Ravi Bhatia, who featured in historical TV show “Jodha Akbar”, says he is excited about entering the superhero world with his first international TV series. Ravi will be seen in an Indonesian television series “Cinta Di Langit Taj Mahal” (Love In The Air Of Taj Mahal) with Shaheer Sheikh. The actor, who has also appeared in “Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se”, was supposed to play a secret agent, but the makers decided to revamp the crime-based series into a love story with a supernatural twist.  “I am really excited, because I am playing a superhero on screen for the first time. My character has a variety of shades - from a lovestruck to a lovelorn prince, who then turns evil," Ravi said in a statement.  He added: “Eventually, he becomes a better person and utilises his superpowers for the well being of people.”  The foreign TV series is based on a famous Indonesian folktale of Roro Jonggrang from ninth century. Ravi will be seen playing a prince named Raja. He falls in love with Roro Jonggrang, a princess of a neighbouring kingdom. But fate takes a different turn before their love story reaches climax.  Roro gets cursed by a cruel prince Bhandung, who was enthralled by her beauty. And due to the curse, Roro is turned into a stone statue leaving Raja heartbroken. The series will be telecast in different countries including Indonesia and Russia, and is expected to go on-air around second week of April.