Dheeraj Kumar, one of the veterans of showbiz, has tried his hand at many things including acting and production. Following the lines of his earlier mythological deliveries like Shri Ganesh, Om Nama Shivay, Jap Tap Vrat, he now brings Ganesh Leela on Sahara One, which focuses on Lord Ganesha.
Telly Buzz in chat with the ace Producer..
I'm really thankful to Sahara One that they thought that I'm capable enough to handle this responsibility. I would try my level best to fulfill their expectations from me.
Why did you choose to make Ganesh Leela?
Creative Eye and Namah Shivay Enterprises have presented Maayka, Betiyaan and Waqt Bataayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya, which are very different from each other. We have always provided variety and will continue to do so. But it had been a very long time since we did any mythological show. So when the suggestion came from Sahara that we do it, we took it up.
What will viewers get to see in Ganesh Leela?
You will get to see the different avatars of Ganeshji- Gajanan avatar, Dhumrketu avatar and the many different stories associated with these avatars. Plus, every story would have a moral that viewers from all age groups can benefit from. Also, we have tried our level best to make the stories as contemporary possible.
Your two long running shows, Maayka and Betiyaan ended at the same time? Your take on it?
Maayka and Betiyaan both have completed 600 glorious episodes and every good thing has to come to an end. The end marks the definition for a new beginning. And as a maker it is my responsibility to make new kind of shows and move on. Every show in its run goes through a journey. So it's better to say that these shows are completing a journey and not coming to an end.
Why did you choose fresh faces for Ganesh Leela?
When you are making a mythological serial it's never good to take a known face because known faces have their own image. The known image may sometimes subdue the image of the God or Goddess that they are portraying and this is very unfit. So we always give a chance to new faces when it comes to mythological serials. We have scouted these characters from various film institutes across our country and I'm sure they will do a good job.
You message to viewers this Ganpati season.
May the blessings of Ganpati be over you and your family. Om Ganpate Namah.
Reporter: Ashima Mishra
Author: Susan Jose