Telly Buzz had earlier reported that Innovative 9 and Zee TV are coming up with a new periodic drama on the life of Jhansi Ki Rani very soon. Now we get to hear that the show might be slotted at the 8 PM slot to give a tough fight to COLORS' Balika Vadhu which airs at the same time!!
Talking on the story line our khabroo divulges, "The first episode will start with a girl of 8 years old who will essay the role of the younger version on Rani Lakshmi Bai. The focus will initially be on the childhood story of the Queen and will later on traverse her journey ahead".
"If the initial response to the childhood story is good, then they might stretch this phase for a longer time. But nothing is finalized as of now", adds our source.
Telly Buzz had also reported that Dolly Sahi who played the lead in Bhabhi was approached for the role of Jhansi. But now, the list seems to be growing as many more names are coming to the fore, and the buzz is that Twinkle Bajpai and Neha Janpandit were also approached for the same role. It is also buzzed that Akangsha Rawat has been approached to play the pivotal character of Moti Bai.
Well, if the news about Jhansi being slotted for a 8 PM slot is true, then where does this leave Banoo Main Teri Dulhann which presently occupies the same slot?
For all the answers, we tried talking to Ajay Bhalwankar, Fiction Head, Zee TV but he was unavailable for comments.
For now, watch this space for more on this…
Reporter: Rachana Trivedi, Ranjini Nair
Author: Rachana Trivedi