Capturing the pure connection between a ‘Bhakt and Bhagwan’ &TV’s show Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrat Kathayein has begun with fresh new episodes. Making a grandeur entry in the show will be the famous TV actor Sara Khan in a negative role. She will be seen essaying the role of one of the main antagonists Paulomi, who will bring a hoard of drama in the lives of Santoshi Maa (Gracy Singh) and her ardent bhakt Swati (Tanvi Dogra).
Enlivened about this new endeavour, Sara Khan shares, “It has always interested me to play unearthly characters. The grace and poise that godly characters bring on screen is something I have always been smitten! Viewers are aware of Paulomi as a character in the show, but what will now be interesting to watch is how I will bring some never-seen-before kind of drama ahead in the new episodes.”
She further adds, “My character Paulomi will play life-threatening tricks to cause Swati and her husband harm and will also conspire to take away all of Santoshi Maa’s powers. It will take a huge toll on Santoshi Maa as without her powers it will almost become impossible for Maa to help Swati come out of the troubles. I am thoroughly excited about my role and am looking forward to this wonderful journey with &TV and the cast of Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrat Kathayein.”
When asked about adjusting to the new normal, Sara shares, “With the term New Normal setting in, I believe it something we all must manage to fit in. We all must adapt ourselves to this new kind of shooting norms. It is all for our safety and that of others around us. The production house is taking the utmost precautions and sanitation measures to ensure everyone’s safety. I also carry my safety and makeup kit to take the necessary precautions.”
Watch Sara Khan in the role of Paulomi bring a plethora of trouble in Santoshi Maa and her Bhakt Swati’s journey ahead!
Tune in to the brand-new episodes of Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrat Kathayein every Monday-Friday at 9:00 pm only on &TV!
Parents are always the first individuals from whom we draw inspiration. Right from trying to ape their handwriting to dressing up like them, pretending to go to the office with a briefcase in hand; it is often our parents who become our role models for life. No matter how old we turn, our parents continue to inspire us in their majestic ways. While being our pillar of strength, there is something about them that keeps fuelling a fire within us to keep moving ahead. Recognising the selfless efforts of parents, &TV artists share how their parents are their source of inspiration.
Sneha Wagh, who essays Bal Hanuman’s mother, Anjani Maa in &TV’s Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram accredits her parents for what she has achieved today. Talking about the same, she expresses, “When it comes to my parents, I have been quite vocal and even today will proudly acknowledge that I owe my success to them. The skills I possess are because they let me be myself. Acting and dancing are art forms where one requires to express, to be let free. My parents have never held me back from expressing how I feel. Hence, I had no fear of being judged or misinterpreted by others. That, in my view, is vital when it comes to choosing a career path. Today, the person I am with due credits to my parents. They inspire me every day to be to myself.”
Sarika Bahroliya aka Gudiya from the show &TV’s Gudiya Humari Sabhi Pe Bhari is very close to her parents and is missing their presence this Parents Day. Sharing her thoughts on it, she says, “My parents are my lifeline, and I would want them to be with me forever. They were quite strict when I was young. I was given very less pocket money and was told to spend them very cautiously, but now I realise that it was for my betterment. Today, whatever I am, it is because of them. I learnt to be calm and patient from my mother, while my father taught me everything about banking and finance. They introduced to me what sharing means and how to care for others. I am thankful to them for inculcating these values in me and making me a good human being. I miss having them around, especially in this critical situation. We connect on video calls, but I look forward to meeting them soon.”
Dabangg dulhaniya Kamna Pathak aka Rajesh from &TV’s Happu Ki Ultan Paltan shares, “My parents have been my constant support since the start of my career. Both of them have been strong followers of Art and Music. Following their footsteps, I dived into theatre at a very young age. They would always sit in the audience and cheer me during my performance while I was in college. The day I signed Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, I was extremely nervous and immediately called my mother to explain my anxiety of not knowing the Bundelkhandi language. She calmed me down and took the next flight to Mumbai and taught me the language. She taught me so well that my first-day dialogue delivery amazed the entire crew. While my mother helped me master the dialogues, my father helped me sing in Bundelkhandi. They have been my strongest pillars of strength ever since I’ve known the words ‘Maa’ and ‘Papa’.”
Tanvi Dogra, who plays the ardent devotee of Santoshi Maa in &TV’s Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrat Kathayein shares, “My parents are my biggest supporters and pillars of strength. Be it my career choice or any life decisions. When I signed my first show, I had to move to Mumbai from Pune. My parents were initially sceptical and were concerned about my well-being. After a week, mom shifted with me while brother and father continued to live in Pune. It’s only then I realised parents could go to any length to protect and care for their child, even if it means staying away from each other for the sake of their child. We share a strong bond based on love, trust, and care for each other. It is only due to their constant support and belief in my abilities that instilled the confidence into me to become what I am today.”
Ashish Kadian, who plays Indresh in &TV’s Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrat Kathayein shares, “Since childhood, I was inclined towards extracurricular as against academics. When I decided to pursue my career in acting, both my parents were extremely hesitant due to the fear of sustenance in the entertainment industry. Recognising my talent & hard work, they eventually encouraged me to follow my dream. My father provided for my Mumbai tickets and gave me some cash. I went for multiple auditions, did night-shifts at a call centre so that I could pay for my acting classes and house rent, and finally was able to bag my first ever role in a show. The first time they saw me on television, their happiness was beyond bounds. I am proud to share that the struggle and determination which got me my first job was only possible because of the trust my parents had in me. I have eventually realised the importance of the phrase my father often said, ‘Hard work always bears fruits of success’.”
The concept of fasting has majorly been driven by religious values but with time, it has become widely popular for various health benefits across the globe. While spiritual connection might be one of the reasons to consider, the health factor behind this route has often been the highlight for many to opt for this lifestyle. Actress Tanvi Dogra who has played varied roles across television is a new member to the regular fasting club and is on her ‘game on’ mode to try the intermittent fasting route. Soon to essay an ardent Santoshi Maa devotee’s character in &TV’s new socio-mythological fiction, Santoshi Maa – Sunaye Vrat Kathayein, Tanvi says that taking up the challenge of fasting is one of the ways for prepping for her character.
A spiritual person at heart, Tanvi has been keeping an occasional fast for religious reasons since the last 2 years. Having heard of the various health benefactors, the actress decided to challenge herself to keeping regular fasts, consuming just a single wholesome meal during the day. Busting the various myths surrounding fasting, Tanvi said, “The biggest myth I have heard is that fasting is as good as starving and I feel that’s a misconception. To me, fasting is not just keeping yourself away from food but also mentally keeping your mind pure and away from negativity. It is a process of detoxifying yourself by opening one’s mind to fresh and positive thoughts.”
Speaking about a routine she has developed, Tanvi said, “I have recently started intermittent fasting regularly where I begin my day by meditating for 10 minutes. During the entire day, I literally carry a bottle of water with me and keep drinking plenty of water to keep myself hydrated. Because I shoot for long hours, I decided to keep 1 meal of my day during lunch where I eat a healthy, nutritious and filling meal that would keep me for going for a while.” Adding further about her reason to begin, Tanvi said, “Initially I had slight apprehensions before stepping into this character primarily because I was unsure of how to really depict the spiritual person within me. Following the fasting norms somewhere helps me delve into the skin of the character while the meditation helps me a maintain the spiritual connection. It’s a challenge which I hope to excel in.”
Known as the Goddess of love, peace, sacrifice, goodwill, and contentment, Santoshi Maa possesses many mystical powers and is believed to spend most of her time on earth where she helps her devotees bring order to their disorder. Bringing back the magic with a new tale on how Santoshi Maa instills the true reasons and beliefs behind fasting and proper ways of worshiping, &TV is set to launch its new socio-mythology show Santoshi Maa – Sunaye Vrat Kathayein that conveys a strong message of ultimate triumph for the sincerely devoted. Making a comeback as the mythological figure of Santoshi Maa will be Bollywood actress Gracy Singh while essaying the character of her ardent devotee, Swati will be actress Tanvi Dogra.
Santoshi Maa – Sunaye Vrat Kathayein coming soon on &TV