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Now, a desi soap from Fox's stable

Chaitanya Chaudhary of Kahiin Toh Hoga fame will play the lead in the afternoon soap, to be made by 20th Century Fox.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2007 18:36 IST

Star India’s international sibling, 20th Century Fox, will make an afternoon soap for Star Plus in the coming months. It is part of News Corp that controls Star.

While Star officials are tightlipped about the new show, sources say the story has been finalised and Chaitanya Chaudhary, popularly known as Akshat in the Star Plus soap Kahiin Toh Hoga, has been chosen to play the lead.

Chaitanya, however, was not available for comment. The rest of the cast is still being worked out. Sources say the story is about a high-flier who visits a small town and falls in love with a local girl though he has a steady girlfriend back home.

The channel is still to finalise the female lead.                                            

    Chaitanya Chaudhary

The story is similar to that of Ghar ...Ek Sapna that started yesterday on Sahara One. Created by Ajai Sinha, Ghar..., tells the story of a guy from Mumbai, who visits a town in Bihar to attend his friend’s wedding.

However, he himself is coerced into marrying a local girl by her dominating brothers. She then travels to the city with him, only to realise he already has a love interest.

Sources say the shoot of the untitled show on Star, will begin in the first week of February and the show is likely to go on air on March 5.

Pahlaj Nihalani is the line producer.