COLORS' new show Sabki Jodi Wahi Banata.. Bhagya Vidhata, produced by Shreya Creations is about marriage on the lines of 'Terror', wherein the marriage takes place with the groom placed at gun point by the girl's family and well-wishers. The show was earlier titled 'Reet' and Telly Buzz had given a gist of the show's concept earlier.
According to our source, "This horrifying custom is followed in the North, especially in Bihar wherein arrangements for the marriage happen as usual with all the rituals, starting from Mehendi to Sangeet taking place normally. The only difference is that only few elders in the girl's family will know who the groom is, and who they have to kidnap at gun point before the muhurat. After the marriage is over, the girl's family performs the 'Bidaai' and leave the girl at the boy's place. The muscle men of the girl's family threaten the boy's family to accept the girl into their house; otherwise they would end up killing the boy".
"The girls' families in Bihar are forced to conduct such marriages due to the prevailing dowry system wherein the boys demand for huge money, failing which the marriage usually does not take place. Forced by poverty, the girls' family take the path of crime to get their daughters wedded".
Bhagya Vidhata is the journey of one such girl who is married under these circumstances. "The girl will have to go thro' a miserable life wherein she is not accepted as the Bahu or Wife of the house", adds our source.
On the cast of the show, our source quips, "A newcomer by name Richa Soni will play the female lead, while the male lead has not been finalized yet. Atul Srivastava who was earlier seen in Kareena Kareena plays the girl's father and a lesser known actress Meena Nathani plays her mother. Another newcomer Pooja Yadav will play sister to the female lead".
"The family of the boy has not been finalized yet", concludes our source.
We tried calling Sheel Kumar of Shreya Creations, but he was not available for comments.
Bhagya Vidhata will launch in April and the time slot has not been decided yet.
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh