Actor Aaditya Pratap Singh And.Actress Asmia Arora – photo by GNI
CHHATTISGARH, (GNI): What would the world be like without movies? Well, the quick answer would be a lot less entertaining. Movies make us laugh, cry, jump with joy and grab the nearest pillow in fear. But some movies teach us a lot about life, history and philosophy.
One such documentary feature film on The Coins of Chhattisgarh from the
collection of Dr Bhanu Pratap Singh was shot in the month of JUNE.
Think about the history you’re holding in your hand. It could be a coin issued in the memory of win over the western gang king by Kalchuri King
Jajalladeva by portraying himself as a lion attacking and defeating such
an elephant like enemy or maybe a silver punch-marked coin counterstruck
with Malhar symbol to show a clear sovereignty of the state. Coin
collectors are stewards of these treasures and a wise collector can also
turn them into an investment.
The collection was beautifully displayed at an exhibition and a film with
a story about the kings and the coins issued by them was shot around it.
The film titled Chhattisgarh: A Numismatic History, produced under the
banner of Aaditya Pratap Singh Entertainments seems very promising and was covered by a lot of renowned news channels.
Dr Bhanu Pratap Singh, Aaditya Pratap Singh . Ritika Badiani (Actress) and
Asmita Arora (Blogger) play a key role in this 100-minute-long feature film.
Dr Bhanu Pratap Singh while interacting with media persons said he has
been collecting coins since he was a kid and slowly this hobby became his
He told the media that he has millions of coins and paper currencies from
all over the world. He further added that his area of interest in coins
are the ancient coins and he especially collects Coins of Local rulers of
The Chhattisgarh (Old name South Kosala) as he was born in that region.
He further added that ‘Coins of Chhattisgarh’ are as old as coins of any
other part of the world and thus keep Chhattisgarh’s numismatic history
equal and rich as any part of the world.
Dr Bhanu Pratap Singh has also done a PhD and D.Litt in the coins of
Chhattisgarh. He informed that by writing and publishing various articles
in national and international journals, he has proven that the coins found at Village Jaunda near Rajim are coins of Pre Janapada era (7th century BC).
He Informed that the coins found in Malhar are with counter struck Malhar
sign in Brahmi ‘Ma’ highlight the uniqueness in the coins of
Malhar.Reppousse coin of Sirpur and Bastar are also quite unique and one
of their kind in the world. These coins were made by repousse technique on
thin sheets of gold and silver; these coins were found only in Chhattisgarh.
All these coins were shown in several exhibitions as well as in the movie
with details about them.
The producer of the movie Aaditya Pratap Singh informed that he has been
keenly observing his father, Dr Bhanu Pratap Singh, since his childhood.
He’s now joined his father in spreading the knowledge and richness of
coins. He and his friend Ritika Badiani and Asmita Arora are also working
on this project.
Ritika said that this movie is quite different from the rest of the films
and that she is quite impressed by the collection and the richness of
Coins of Chhattisgarh.
Fashion enthusiast and Blogger, Asmita Arora, had a gala time while
interacting with Dr Bhanu Pratap Singh and plans to write a blog about the
same. She was amazed to see his collection and wishes to study more about it. We are looking forward to her blog and equally excited about the