It’s official! Ekta Kapoor’s Tere Liye will be pulled off air towards the end of March. Navya, co-produced by Star Plus official Vivek Bahl, and Swastik Pictures’ Siddharth Tewary, will replace the show, which has swung between 2 and 4 TRPs, from April 4. Navya is about the debate between young adults and parents on subjects like relationships, romance and public conduct. The first promos have just come on aira few days ago, and Bahl admits he’s nervous: “I had butterflies even during Saat Phere, Betiyaan, Dulhann and Mayaka that aired on Zee TV, Sapnaa Babul Ka Bidaai, Pratigya, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Sathiya on Star Plus left me feeling edgy too. Now that I’m a producer, I’m doubly jittery. Some of the soaps I did earlier worked, some didn’t. But each one helped me learn, and you’ll find a reflection of my lessons in Navya.”
Music composers Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani have composed the title track of the prime time show that will come on the 10 pm slot from the first Monday of April. The song will be taken forward in an album. Bahl confirms the news, “I want to treat this show in a way that’s different from the rest because of its unique core concept. Apart from a title track, Vishal and Shekhar have worked on couple of more songs that will be released as an album soon.”
Meanwhile, Balaji Telefilms’ Tere Liye, toplining Harshad Chopra and Anupriya Kapoor, is inching towards a carefully drafted climax, which is still under wraps. The show is producer Kapoor’s tribute to the English language sitcom, The Wonder Years. She had drawn inspiration from her own teenage years, right from her first pimple to celebrating Valentine’s Day in school with her classmates while working on the story of Tere Liye.