Late primetime on COLORS to become more colorful with the quirky sitcom,'Belan Waali Bahu'

By Sudipto Adhicary , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing
Last updated : January 12, 2018
Premiering on January 15, 2018, the show is a comic-drama giving a peek into human impulses and tendencies.

As Indians, we associate the infamous belan as an inconspicuous kitchen utensil; Re-evaluating this theory is COLORS' Belan Waali Bahu that brings to life how an ordinary item like a belan changes the life of a mismatched couple, Roopa Awasthi (Krystle D'souza) and Amarnath (Dheeraj Sarna). Goofy yet loving- Roopa has all the makings of an ideal bahu but her clumsiness spells only trouble. Her untiringly unhappy husband, Amarnath dies after being hit on the head by his wife, Roopa with the said Belan. The story goes forward when he returns to haunt her as a Ghost, albeit comically.

Elaborating on the concept, Manisha Sharma, Programming Head, COLORS said, "One of the most important part of every household is the Belan, so please don't take it lightly or for granted. Often many men don't use a belan but love to have rotis. Adding a little humor to this concept, Belan Waali Bahu narrates a story of Amarnath who always took his wife Roopa for granted and the famous belan never existed for him. Belan is mightier than the sword, it can feed you or kill you but in our show, it kills and believe me it will make the viewers die laughing. We promise a first of its kind show that highlights the dynamics between a dead husband, wife and a belan."

Belan Waali Bahu

The star cast promises to delight viewers who will see some of their most loved television faces as part of the show. Krystle D'Souza who plays the role of Roopa Awasthi said, "I am actually a lot like my character Roopa; many know me as a sophisticated girl who is always well-prepared for everything she does, but what they don't know and have never seen is my absolutely clumsy side. With Belan waali Bahu, I'm extending my acting prowess beyond serious roles and trying my hand at comedy! So far it has been amazing and I am truly enjoying every day at work. I'm fortunate to be working with comedy stalwarts like Dheeraj Sarna, Sudhir Pandey, Bhavna Balsavar and Deven Bhojwani from whom there's so much to learn. This concept is novel and interesting, and I hope my fans and viewers appreciate my new avatar."

Speaking about the show and his character, Actor, Writer and Producer Dheeraj Sarna said, "Writing has always been my passion. When I started illustrating Amarnath's character, it somewhat grew on me. Though we auditioned many actors, but somehow, I realized nobody was able to envision the role as I had it in my mind. And as luck would have it, my team was also convinced that I should play the character myself! Amarnath is neither your typical romantic hero nor an egotistical male; he is a simple man who is never at peace and is perpetually frustrated. The show has a unique storyline; that coupled with the chemistry of all the characters will surely keep the viewers in splits."

Along with Krystle D'souza and Dheeraj Sarna in the lead roles, the show will feature stellar pillars of comedy like Sudhir Pandey, Bhavana Balsavar, Mushtaq Khan, Sikandar Kharbanda, Parijat, Shraddha Jaiswal and Sunayana Fozdar in key roles.

Produced by Shoonya Square, the show is directed by Deven Bhojani and helmed by Dheeraj Sarna (co-producer, writer and lead actor) and Ved Raj. It is said a girl's life changes when she gets married but this unique tale with a twist is about the life of a girl changing when her husband dies and turns into a ghost! Embark on this hilarious journey with Belan Waali Bahu starting 15th January 2018, every Monday to Friday at 10.30pm only on COLORS.

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First Published : January 12, 2018


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