After a show took up the self-assigned responsibility to get Mumbaikars to exercise their right to vote for the municipal and state elections, yet another show is playing its part to “educate” the masses.
This time, it’s the Star Plus soap, Sajda: Tere Pyar Mein that has adopted drug abuse in its story line to project its evils and fears to audiences in a relatable manner. Interestingly, this move comes only a week after its launch on February 14 this year. “We have always believed in giving back to society and as a responsible broadcaster, Star Plus is committed to not only entertain, but also positively influence viewers’ lives,” says the channel’s spokesperson.
This show is one of the many that, in the recent past, have begun roping in social elements into their storylines. The current track of Sajda: Tere Pyar Mein revolves around a few college-going students, who are approached by a drug peddler (Shaleen Bhanot). The episodes will further show some young victims falling prey to drugs and eventually living miserable lives. “Not just that, it is also the efforts and helplessness to procure drugs on a regular basis that affect the family and make addicts steal, borrow or use illegal means to get money,” adds a channel representative.
Bade Ache Lagte Hain – breast cancer
Kaali: Ek Agnipariksha – sexual harassment
Rishton Se Badi... Pratha – honour killings
Na Aana Is Des Laado – female infanticide
Balika Vadhu – education for senior citizens