Gagan Malik, the bubbly and charming Sharman in Star Plus’ Kumkum Ek Pyaara Sa Bandhan has bagged his first ever lead role in Zee’s new serial, ‘Saath Banaayenge Ek Aashiyaan’, which is slotted for the afternoon band of 1pm, starting March 10th.
Talking about the basic story line and his character, Gagan says, “The story is basically about two couples. My cousin brother played by Amit Tandon comes from abroad and gives me a surprise, by introducing his American girlfriend. At the same time, arrangements are being made for his marriage to a village-belle, Lajwanti. At this point, I decide to marry the girl so that my brother can marry his love”. Talking about this irony of marrying his brother’s would-be, Gagan laughs it off and says, “I think wherever I land, I get married to my brother’s girl. The same happened in Kumkum too.”
Elaborating more on his character, Gagan states, “I play a very positive character and I am really looking forward to this serial”.
So where does the future of Sharman lie? “Well, I really do not know what the creatives have planned. My track in Kumkum is there only till the reincarnation track starts. I guess my last day in Kumkum will be on February 29th, which is also my birthday”, says a sad Gagan.
An optimist, as he is, the actor then says, “If my fans really want me back in Kumkum, then I am sure the channel will bring me back in some role or the other”. When we pointed out regarding the time clash of Kumkum and his serial on Zee, a diplomatic Gagan says, “I know that people who watch Kumkum will be in a dilemma to choose between Kumkum and my new serial. But I am hopeful that my fans support me and see me in my new serial too”.
Wishing Gagan a Very Happy Birthday and all the very best for his first lead role…
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh