Though there’s no news about the Fauji or Ghar Ki Baat Hai sequels, Shah Rukh Khan’s television software production company, Red Chilies Idiot Box, is gearing up with their kids’ show for Disney, called Ishaan. The show that goes on air on May 15, stars young actors, alongside adult actors such as Rajev Paul, Ashish Kaul and Shruti Ulfat, who was expected to play Abhimanyu Rai’s mother in the Fauji sequel.
When asked, Samar Khan of Red Chilies Idiot Box confirmed that his production house has been informed of the telecast date, but sounded unsure if the show would eventually go on air as scheduled. “You must ask Disney because they have issued the launch date. We have just started shooting the show this month. I’m just hoping we have enough footage in stock closer to the due date, otherwise, you never know what happens,” he says.
Rajev Paul, one of the leading actors of the show, says that he’s doing the show only for Shah Rukh Khan. “We go back a long time. I remember when I was offered my first show I went up to him and he told me that he was paid Rs 1000 an episode when he was acting in TV shows. He asked me how much I was going to be paid. I told him Rs 2000. He immediately told me to start with the show. I never looked back after that,” he recalls.