Filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya and his sister Kavita, who heads the TV wing of Rajshri Films, have launched a daily soap called Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga, it revolves around sons-in-law. And the duo say that the Sahara One show’s storyline is based on their personal experiences.
“Now I understand why my wife never let me stay at her maternal home in Gwalior for more than five or six days,” says Sooraj, adding, “They are Jains and make adjustments unconditionally for me. But I’ve never taken their love for granted. I am a self-respecting man, who can never imagine himself as ghar damaad (live-in son-in-law). The kind of respect I get is what I’ve contributed from my life to this new show.”
Kavita has keyed in funny elements after watching friends’ husbands from close quarters. But the incident that triggered off the show came from her own experience. “Recently, I had a prospective groom and his father come over to my house. And the boy was willing to live in my house, and change himself according to my needs and even work with me,” she recalls, adding, “I’ve taken pot shots at such funny instances around us.”
Meanwhile, the channel airing their new show is also conducting repeat telecasts of the team’s first daily soap, Woh Rehnewali Mehlon Ki that ended after six years and 1400 episodes. Rumour had it that the company was coming up with its sequel.
Kavita says: “It’s not something we can do rightaway because other shows are a priority. And that show is still fresh in people’s minds. Once it fades, we can devise a new story.”