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Ekta hunting for identical twins

As yet another show by the TV Czarina takes a time leap, she wants to cast twin boys in Parichay.

bollywood Updated: Jul 23, 2012 16:36 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times

Queen of soaps Ekta Kapoor’s serials are never lacking in drama. For her Colors’ show Parichay, starring Samir Soni and Keerti Nagpure, she has planned two terrific twists in the tale. After a leap of five months, Keerti’s character, Siddhi, will deliver twins in jail while veteran actor Aruna Irani will make an entry in the show as part of the supporting cast.

To cast the perfect identical twins, producer Ekta, along with the channel, has launched a hunt for 10-year-old siblings to play the role of Siddhi’s young sons. Ekta says,

“We are doing an all-India search, with our casting agents. And we are also reaching out to people through ads on Colors. We are looking for identical twins and it would be fun if we get a pair of boys who are talented and want to act.”

Talking about the need for a leap in the drama series, she says, “After a successful first stage of the show, we are putting in all our efforts for the second stage of Samir’s character Kunal and Siddhi’s story. Every relationship in real or reel life goes through many stages and so has Kunal and Siddhi’s relationship. It will be the act two for the show.”

Currently, in Parichay, Siddhi is serving a jail sentence for a false charge by Soni Singh’s character, Richa. For now, the show will take a leap of five months, followed later by an 8-year jump. Aruna Irani will enter the show next week, playing the role of Sulekha Dewan, who meets Siddhi in the jail. Sulekha is a rich woman, who will help Siddhi restore order to her life and even raise one of her sons, as the other twin will end up with Kunal.

First Published: Jul 23, 2012 14:15 IST