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Zee TV’s next fiction offering, Guddan…Tumse Na Ho Paega

In life, we often encounter unsupportive people who put a wet blanket on our aspirations and make us question ourselves and our ability to do anything. ‘Tumse Na Ho Paega’ is their typical quip to hold us off from racing towards our dreams and achieving the impossible. Encouraging viewers to brush aside these naysayers and cultivate a “Yes I can do that!” attitude is Zee TV’s next fiction offering, Guddan…Tumse Na Ho Paega. Produced by Shoonya Square, the show tells the light-hearted story of a 20-year old girl, Guddan, who having bumbled and fumbled through most of her life and being told by her own family that she can barely get one thing right, finds herself becoming India’s youngest mother-in-law to three older daughters-in-law by a quirk of circumstances. For the first time on television, we will witness a role reversal to the typical saas-bahu relationship as three daughters-in-law set out in search of a suitable bride for their 40-year old father-in-law Akshat and each, for their own vested interests, get him married to 20-year old Guddan. Being a new saas in a household where the older bahus have ruled the roost for the longest time, Guddan is the quintessential inexperienced outsider faced with resistance, challenges and is time and again stripped powerless by the phrase- Tumse Na Ho Paega. Will Guddan tide over self-doubt and brave all the daily challenges thrown her way to shut down her critics and cynics once and for all by proving Guddan Se Ho Paega? The show is, will premiere on 3rd September and will air Monday to Friday at 8pm on Zee TV.

Zee TV Business Head Aparna Bhosle said, “Zee TV has been at the forefront of presenting stories that not only resonate with the great Indian middle class but also motivate them to believe in themselves, act on their strengths proactively in order to reach out to an extraordinary future. In keeping with our philosophy Aaj Likhenge Kal, our next show Guddan Tumse Na Ho Paega aims at addressing the myths surrounding self-doubt and capability. It prods viewers to not be bogged down by others’ estimations of what you can or cannot do, cast aside your insecurities, believe in your abilities and you might just surprise yourself by achieving more than what you ever imagined. It also carries the beautiful subtext that you needn’t be perfect in order to lead a perfect life. With its quirky narrative, this ‘dramedy’ will have audiences rooting for Guddan at the 8.30 pm slot, further strengthening our fiction line-up. With the introduction of Guddan Tujhse Na Ho Payega and Tujhse Hai Raabta on the same day, we only intend to bolster our overall position.”

Producer Ved Raj from Shoonya Square said, “There are many in life who are quick to point out our weaknesses and curb our confidence by saying Tumse Na Ho Paega’. Guddan’s feel-good story will make you realize that you needn’t be all perfect in order to make things work … it’s okay to have your flaws, who doesn’t? And more importantly, you can move mountains if only you learn to ignore these kill-joys who try and dissuade you from achieving what you set your mind to. The story will follow the journey of a girl who has been doubted her entire life but hasn’t lost her optimism. Through her innocent, earnest attempts, she displays a never-say-die spirit that is truly endearing. The story is entertaining and motivating all at once. We are proud to partner with Zee TV, India’s leading broadcaster in bringing the show to our viewers. We have a stellar cast on board and hope to put a big smile on everyone’s faces with the show!”

Guddan…Tumse Na Ho Paega will feature actors Nishant Singh Malkani as Akshat, the immensely mature perfectionist sasur of three bahus and Kanika Mann as the flamboyant, carefree and ever-ready to take risks Guddan. As Guddan and Akshat’s contrasting worlds collide, it leads to a lot of drama, some lighter moments and the eternal quest for Guddan to prove that she can take on any challenge and nail it, no matter what her detractors say.

Talking about her character, Kanika Mann said, “Guddan and I have a lot in common. I can closely relate to the various situations she faces on a daily basis. Be it school, college, workplace or any other social encounters, we meet people who are constantly finding ways to tear us down. But we must not let them affect us or lose our strength due to their judgements. Guddan’s determination to achieve the extraordinary is what makes her so unique and charming.  This is my first show as a lead and I could not have asked for anything better than a show like Guddan to kick-start my career with. I hope the audience love me in this new role and shower me with their blessings.”

Talking about his character, Nishant Singh Malkani said,“Akshat is a perfectionist and a responsible family man. As a head of the family, he makes sure that all the needs and wishes of his sons and daughters-in-law are met. But in doing so, he forgets to live his own life until his daughters-in-law get him remarried to Guddan and his life takes an interesting turn thereon. I decided to take up this role because it allows me to explore so many facets of my personality and pushes my limits as an actor. The show’s concept is very novel and will make you laugh on one hand while you will feel compelled to pause and reflect at the same time.  I’m really looking forward to this new journey and hope the audiences support me in this endeavour.”

Guddan Tumse Na Ho Paega will also see actors like Shweta Mahadik, Daljeet Soundh, Sehrish Ali, Mayank Verma, Rehan Roy and others in pivotal roles.

GuddanTumse Na Ho Paega will premiere on 3rd September and air Monday to Friday at 8pm on Zee TV

 

COLORS launches ‘Belan Waali Bahu’

A goofy yet loving ‘bahu’, her untiringly unhappy husband, a dysfunctional albeit hilarious family and the pivotal role of a ‘belan’ will now get added to your late-night entertainment-diet! Known to create divergent content for its discerning viewers, COLORS is set to launch an engaging narrative, Belan Waali Bahu – a comic-drama giving a peek into human impulses and tendencies. Produced by Shoonya Square, the show is directed by Deven Bhojani and helmed by Dheeraj Sarna (co-producer, writer and lead actor) and Ved Raj. Belan Waali Bahu traces the lives of a mismatched couple, Roopa Awasthi and Amarnath and how an ordinary item like a belan (rolling pin) changes life as they know it. The comic capers of the Awasthi family come to life on 15th January 2018 and will air every Monday to Friday at 10.30pm only on COLORS.

Elaborating on the concept, Manisha Sharma, Programming Head, COLORS said, “One of the most important part in every household is the Belan, so please don’t take it lightly or for granted. Often many men don’t use a belan but love to have rotis. Adding a little humor to this concept, Belan Waali Bahu narrates a story of Amarnath who always took his wife Roopa for granted and the famous belan never existed for him. Belan is mightier than the sword it can feed you or kill you but in our show it kills and believe me it will make the viewers die laughing. We promise a first of its kind show that highlights the dynamics between a dead husband, wife and a belan.”

The immensely popular television diva Krystle D’souza sports a never-seen-before look as she essays the role of the bahu, Roopa Awasthi while Writer & Producer turned actor, Dheeraj Sarna plays the role of the protagonist – the ghost of her late husband, Amarnath Awasthi.

Playing the role of the clumsy-yet-loveable wife – the ‘Belan Waali Bahu’ – Actress Krystle Dsouza said, “I am actually a lot like my character Roopa; many know me as a sophisticated girl who is always well-prepared for everything she does, but what they don’t know and have never seen is my absolutely clumsy side. With Belan waali Bahu, I’m extending my acting prowess beyond serious roles and trying my hand at comedy! So far it has been amazing and I am truly enjoying every day at work. which has turned out to be a very serious business! I’m fortunate to be working with comedy stalwarts like Dheeraj Sarna, Sudhir Pandey, Bhavna Balsavar and Deven Bhojwani from whom there’s so much to learn. This concept is novel and interesting, and I hope my fans and viewers appreciate my new avatar.”

Speaking about the show and his character, Actor, Writer and Producer Dheeraj Sarna said, “Writing has always been my passion. When I started illustrating Amarnath’s character, it somewhat grew on me. Though we auditioned many actors, but somehow, I realized nobody was able to envision the role as I had it in my mind. And as luck would have it, my team was also convinced that I should play the character myself! Amarnath is neither your typical romantic hero nor an egotistical male; he is a simple man who is never at peace and is perpetually frustrated. The show has a unique storyline; that coupled with the chemistry of all the characters will surely keep the viewers in splits.”
It is said a girl’s life changes when she gets married but this unique tale with a twist is about the life of a girl changing when her husband dies and turns into a ghost! Along with Krystle D’souza and Dheeraj Sarna in the lead roles, the show will feature stellar pillars of comedy like Sudhir Pandey, Bhavana Balsavar, Mushtaq Khan, Sikandar Kharbanda, Parijat, Shraddha Jaiswal and Sunayana Fozdar in key roles.

Embark on a hilarious journey with Roopa and Amarnath; Watch Belan Waali Bahu
Starting 15th January 2018, every Monday to Friday at 10.30pm only on COLORS