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Gorgeous actress Sameksha, who was last seen in POW (Prisoners Of War), is playing the role of Olympia in Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s (Swastik Productions) Porus, one of the biggest shows on Indian television. The production house had to audition hundreds of actresses for Olympia’s role and they finally zeroed on Sameksha.

As part of the preparations for her role in the show, Sameksha, who was already fit, worked on her physique to look leaner. She says, “Queen Olympia is a beautiful character to play. She was a queen and was stunning. I wanted to look perfect for the role so I started a special diet. Apart from the physical transformation, I have also done voice modulation.”

Interestingly, the introduction scene of Olympia in Porus is quite different and unusual. Sameksha adds, “In my introduction scene, I will be raped by my husband Philip and the scene has been wonderfully directed by the man behind this magnum opus show, Siddharth Kumar Tewary. I have done films in my career so I know how to enact that situation and it has been done in a very professional way. My director was also very happy that I have done justice to the role and the situation.” One more thing Sameksha feels about this show that Porus will be a medium through which audience will come to know about world history.”

Porus goes on air today on Sony Entertainment Television.