When going through history lessons during school days, one must have gone through the word “Sikander aur Poros ki ladai”. It was the very same historical battle between Alexander and Poros fought in the bank of Hydapses River now known as Jhelum River.
Endorsed as one of the most expensive TV series based on the parallel lives of Alexander and Poros leading up to the battle of Hydapses is Sony’s upcoming show “POROS”. Guess who the writer of this humongous project is?
A lad from Odisha Satyarth Nayak has been assigned to be the lead writer for this show. With a mammoth budget of Rs500 Crores approximately, the show is being produced by Swastik productions which had past associations with similar historical TV series like Mahabharat, Suryaputra Karna, Razia Sultan, Shani and Mahakali.
The Trailer of the show received huge response in YouTube, with the entire project been extensively shot in the neighbouring pacific beauty of Thailand. The show is scheduled to be aired on Sony TV.
Possessing a masters degree in English literature from St. Stephen’s, Satyarth Nayak is an author and screen writer based in New Delhi. A former correspondent at CNN-IBN, he has been felicitated with the SAARC HEAL HONOUR for health reporting in India in 2008.
Satyarth’s debut Novel “The Emperor’s Riddle” released in 2014 and became a best seller with great reviews from big names such as Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Indian Express, Yahoo, etc.
Featured in Wikipedia this thriller now has its own audio book in Amazon Audible in the US.
Apart from being a writer, Satyarth has also spoken at various literature festivals like The Times of India Lit fest, IIT Delhi Lit fest, Taj literature festival, etc.
Awarded by Rosalin Patasani’s Parichay foundation at KIIT, with Shri Award for literature, he is a regular speaker at the Odisha literature festival organised by New Indian Express. He was recently named one of the top 20 authors to be followed on facebook.
His first thriller novel is now garnering interest from various production houses for a movie or web series to be based on it. Apart from working on the mega budget TV series POROS, Satyarth is also recently completed his 2nd thriller novel.
People like Satyarth bring proud and glory to the name of our state Odisha.
We wish him all the best for his future Journey.