The story is a romantic fantasy about two lovers who belong to rival kingdoms: the princess Chandrakanta of Vijaygarh, and the prince Virendra Singh of Naugarh. Krur Singh, a member of the Vijaygarh king’s court dreams of marrying Chandrakanta and taking over the throne.

When Krur Singh fails in his endeavour, he flees the kingdom and befriends Shivdutt, the powerful neighbouring king of Chunargarh (a renaming of “Chunar-fort”, referring to the fort in Chunar that inspired Khatri to write the novel).

Krur Singh coaxes Shivdutt to ensnare Chandrakanta at any cost. Shivdutt captures Chandrakanta and while running away from Shivdutt, Chandrakanta finds herself a prisoner in a tilism. After that Kunvar Virendra Singh breaks the tilism and fights with Shivdutt with the help of aiyyars .

According to Life OK, their version of Chandrakanta has the concept and the story for the show in place. “We have also shot for the pilot episode, though not with the final cast. The episode has been shot to give a feel of how the show will be. We are yet to zero in on the cast. Our original plan was to have the show on air in February. But now with Colors in competition, we might change our plan,” added the insider from Life OK.