NDTV Imagine's long awaited remake of the famous Hema Malani double role starrer Seeta Aur Geeta will finally see the light of the day on 25th May.
Lead actress Anjorie Alagh confirmed the news to Telly Buzz. However she refused to comment on the time slot saying that the channel will take a final call.
According to our source, a final call on the time slot is yet to be taken. Anjorie, the heroine of 1920 does not feel that the delay will affect the show. "All that finally matters is good quality", quips the actress who happens to be the daughter of Maya Alagh. The show first got pushed back due to Mouni Roy being replaced by Anjorie as the lead girl. Secondly IPL has prevented launch of most new shows across all channels.
It is also heard that Rituraj Singh is doing an important role in the show. This talented actor who was last seen in Yahan ke Hum Sikandar confirmed the same saying, "I will be joining hands with Sushmita Mukherjee (both essay husband wife) to make Seeta's life hell. My character Mahendra Singh Rahtod is quite a loud villain when compared to the original film where Satyen Kappu played an insipid character and was cast opposite Manorama. This was one reason why I was reluctant when this offer came to me, but the creatives convinced me that they have changed the script and I will have meat". Rituraj further informs that the character of his brother-in-law which Ranjit played in the original film will be essayed by Amitosh Nagpal.
Both Rituraj and Anjorie don't feel that the show will soon fizzle out given the original content was only for three hours. "We are confident that we will not drag as fresh tracks will be developed with time", echo the actors.
Rituraj also rejected rumors that Anjorie was chosen because of her family connections to Sameer Nair(CEO NDTV Imagine). "She got the role because she deserved it", said the actor. He also confirmed that Mouni Roy was indeed dropped from the show, but declined to talk about the reason.
Anjorie refused to comment on her entering as second choice by saying, "I did not even know about her when I auditioned".
We called up Producer Sunil Bohra who said, "The show will be launching in the end of May. The time slot has not been decided yet".
The show will see the comeback of Cezanne Khan in Sanjeev Kumar's role, while the versatile Rahil Azam essays the role played by Dharmendra.
Are you all game to watching the remake of the very successful movie on NDTV Imagine??
Reporter and Author: Anil Merani