As Smriti Irani’s Ugraya Productions gears up for the launch of their big project on Zee, ‘Waaris’, we would like to remind our readers that it was Telly Buzz who came up with the news that Iqbal Khan, Yuvraj Malhotra, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rucha Gujrathi, Bhawna Roy and Khushboo Purohit (9X’s Yeh Hai Jalwa fame) will be part of the star cast.
Instead of Aashka, it will be Shilpa Shinde of ‘Maayka’ fame who will be paired opposite the very popular Iqbal Khan in Waaris. When we called Shilpa for a confirmation, the actress readily quoted, “Yes, I am very much thrilled to be part of Waaris”. Talking about her character, the actress quips, “I play Gayathri who is shown to be the wife of Shankar played by Iqbal Khan. One can actually say that our roles are almost similar to the roles played by Rani Mukherjee and Abhishek Bachchan in Yuva”. She further adds, “It’s very challenging to play a don’s wife. I am aware of all his wrong doings and try my best to drag him out of the mess”.
The story is basically of a Don played by Ashish Vidyarthi who has two sons and a daughter. The role of the Don’s wife is played by the beautiful Indira Krishnan who played mother to Kanchi Kaul in Ek Ladki Anjaani Si. The elder son Dharma, played by Iqbal Khan is his father’s right hand while the younger son, played by Yuvraj Malhotra is kept unaware of their dealings. The Don has a sister whose role will probably be played by Ragini Shah, seen in Sahara One’s Mera Sasural. The new girls to television, Bhawna Roy will play the role of the sister’s daughter while Khushboo Purohit plays the Don’s daughter.
On the start date, our well-placed source says, “The show was to be launched on 14th July, but guess the date has been postponed now. But the time slot has been fixed for 11 PM”.
Well, the wait just can’t get longer now, what say folks??
Reporter and Author: Binita Ramchandani