According to our source, "The show is scheduled to go on floors in the next 2-3 days. The show will launch sometime in December, and will be a daily at prime time. Pratha which was developed for Star Plus initially, was to be moved to their sister channel Star One, but the channel officials have decided that the show will be better off being aired on Star Plus".
Pooja Gor who played Purvi Sharma in Kitani Mohabbat Hai of Imagine will play the title role in the show. New face Arhaan Behl will play the male lead. Shahab Khan is to play the girl's father while a model turned actor Avantika will play the girl's sister. Newcomer Ankit Gera will play the girl's elder brother.
As per our source, "The story is about Pratha, who is an educated and smart girl. She lives in a society wherein the girls of the family are generally married and sent off to their husband's place at a very early age, while it is the sons of the family who get all the freedom and status. The male lead who is the complete opposite of the girl is uneducated. The manner in which she encounters the guy of her life, changes his way of living, and transforms him into a better individual forms the crux of the story".
When contacted, Producer Pearl Grey said, "This show is issue based about a small town family in Allahabad. I can't divulge anything else. We will be going on air in December on Star Plus".
It is heard that Pearl's Spellbound Productions will be coming up with yet another daily show in early 2010. "The other show of the production house will be a typical saas bahu saga tentatively titled 'Mangalsutra' which will launch on 9X in January 2010", informs our source.
For now, we await the new production house's Star Plus show…
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh