Being a well-known face on television ensures not just hype for a project, but also substantial story and commendable performances for the audience.
Viewers eagerly look forward to seeing their favourite stars on television. But often the big names disappear for long breaks due to the lack of interesting and challenging roles. But this year, as many as five popular television stars will return to the tube with brand new shows. We take a look.
In October 2013, Ram Kapoor told HT Café that post his show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, he won’t do a TV show anytime soon as he’s focusing on films. Originally planned for a year, the show aired for three years, ending in July 2014. Post that, Ram was seen in multiple films, and now he will be back with Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane. The show is loosely based on Mahesh Bhatt’s film, Daddy (1989), and will air in March.
Rajeev will return to television with producer Shrishti Arya's show. Having gained immense popularity in the role of Sujal in Ekta Kapoor’s show Kahiin To Hoga (2003-05), Rajeev went on to do shows such as Time Bomb 9/11 (2005) and Deal Ya No Deal (2006). His last fiction outing on the tube was Left Right Left which ended in 2007, after which he ventured into Bollywood. He will now be seen in a role of a man, who is fighting for a cause and is willing to do anything for it.
Drashti’s last fictional outing was the hit show, Madhubala — Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, which ended in August 2014. Her new show, Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, is a period love story, which will also star Siddhant Karnick. With the promos of the show out, Drashti is seen in a demure look, dressed in a sari, riding a bicycle.
Last seen in the serial Parvarrish — Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi, Shweta Tiwari is back in the daily soap with Begusarai. Post her wedding to actor Abhinav Kohli in 2013, she took a break from work, and was only seen in cameos and comedy shows. Shweta is now excited about playing the role of a Bihari dancer, who performs at public events and weddings. This show will see Shweta in a new avatar, as she is generally associated with the image of a dutiful bahu. Sakshi Tanwar
Her show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain ended six months ago. Now, Sakshi Tanwar is back on the tube to voice her opinions on women safety and violence against women, among other crimes. As a host of a TV show, Code Red, Sakshi highlights social issues and provide solutions as well. She took up the show to urge people to be the change they want to see.