Premiered on May 21, the show takes 7.30 pm slot from Monday to Friday
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 23, 2012
Adolescence – an age of both disorientation and discovery. Remember how fearless, confused, exhilarated, love struck, hopeful, elated, curious, nervous we felt at that age? Even after decades, can we ever forget those first giddy-headed, confused times when we thought that we were in love with someone, and conquering the world seemed well within our reach? To transport you back in time and give you a taste of your wonder years, Zee TV brings to you a colorful tale of two girls who are diametrically different from each other. Premiered on 21st May at 7 30 pm, Garnier Light presents Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke is a story about two 16- year- olds, Gunjan and Rachna.
Gunjan is a smart, suave 16- year- old girl who lives in Mumbai and shares a wonderful relationship with her mother Sneha. As fate would have it, Gunjan’s life falls apart when her mother passes away and her father sends her to her maasi’s (mother’s sister) place in Varanasi so that she’s well taken care of. Gunjan moves to Varanasi to stay with her maasi, Shail (enacted by Vaishnavi Mcdonald) and here, begins the story of Gunjan and Rachna.
The wonder years are our teenage years where we make mistakes and learn from it as it is the threshold of what we become eventually in life. ‘Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke’ is a story of two young girls who are like chalk and cheese! Gunjan is pampered and speaks her mind. She has lived in a close knit, nuclear family whereas Rachna is a shy and reticent girl living in a joint family and is very dependent on her mom, Shail. The story talks of love, everlasting friendship, the joys of sharing & caring, the fights and the making-up between sisters who form a unique, close bond which completes them as individuals. The show explores both the teenager’s and Shails’s journey in this crucial phase. How will Gunjan cope moving to Varanasi after her mother’s death? Will she be able to adjust in Shail’s middle class household? Will Shail be a responsible parent to both girls? The story tries to encapsulate all these fine nuances of life beautifully and give the audience a taste of their growing up years.
Said the Fiction Head of Zee TV, Sukesh Motwani, “Sapne Suhane Ladakpan ke is all about celebrating adolescence. The teenage years mark the real beginning of a person’s blossoming youth and the events that occur in one’s life in this period leave permanent imprints affecting his/her personality. The teenage years are when one faces their first crushes, loves, despair of love, mistakes, joys of friendship, togetherness, heartbreaks, emotional turmoil, rebellious feelings etc. The show is full of hope, aspirations, wish, longing, desire and yearning. The idea was to enrich the lives of the viewers through an endearing content which will remind them of their carefree wonder years.”
Introducing two fresh faces – Rupal Tyagi (Gunjan) and Mahima Makwana (Rachna) – who will endear audiences with their youthful charm and effervescence. While the vivacious Rupal has been a part of the Zee family earlier in the show, ‘Hamari Betiyon ka Vivaah’ and also acted in ‘Dill Mill Gaye’, Mahima also has a Zee show ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ and others like ‘Preeto’, and ‘Mile Jab Hum Tum’ to her credit. The other actors who have been roped in pivotal roles are veteran actor Vaishnavi Mcdonald as Shail (Rachna’s mother and Gunjan’s maasi). Shakti Singh will play the character of Dayaal (Rachna’s father). Model/ actor Diwakar Pundir will play the character of Akash (Gunjan’s father) whereas Mansi Salve will play the character of Sneha (Gunjan’s mother). The show is being produced by Shakuntalam Telefilms, who have hit shows like ‘Banoo Main Teri Dulhann’ and ‘Na Aana Iss Desh Laado’ to their credit.
“We’ve made the show look youthful and appealing,” said the producer, Neelima Bajpai, “We have given Gunjan a very youthful and trendy look. She’s a typical big city girl who is in tune with the latest trends in clothes, accessories and wears all modern attires, junk jewellery like toe rings, funky neck pieces, stylish bangles, carries chic bags & has a huge collection of shoes. She is the epitome of modern & liberated urban girl who is uninhibited in her styling & lives life on her own terms. Since Rachna comes from a conservative family in Varanasi with a strict father. She wears ill fitting clothes, wears an old HMT watch, oils and braids her hair and has only one pair of slippers and would pass off in a crowd as any other ordinary girl. It was very important to show the contrast between the two girls, both by their looks & nature. Even when it came to their homes in Mumbai & Varanasi, we used bright colours for the girl’s rooms. Gunjan’s room is more hip & chic while Rachna’s room is simple yet pretty. We have used shades of pink & purples in the rooms of the girls to give it a very youthful feel. Along with hip, chic room for Gunjan, there’s trendy props & curtains whereas it’s simple & colourful for Rachna.”
Said an exuberant Rupal Tyagi, “I’m loving every moment shooting for ‘Sapne Suhane Ladakpan ke’. The character of Gunjan is so like me. Like Gunjan, I’m also a typical Mumbaiyaa girl who lives life on her own terms and is full of life. I’m so lucky and fortunate that Zee TV has selected me as one of the lead protagonist in the show.” Echoing the same thought, says Mahima, “Though I have done shows in the past, I feel this show is going to be my launch pad. It’s an honour to be associated with Zee TV as I love watching all Zee TV shows like, DID, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Hitler Didi and Mrs. Kaushik ki Paanch Bahuein. We had fun shooting for the show in Varanasi and Rupal has already become a good friend. I’m sure that the viewers will like our love-hate relationship.”
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