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Dulhann: A fairy tale turned sour!

Zee TV's Banoo Main Teri Dulhann tells the story of an illiterate girl Vidya from Varanasi.

india Updated: Sep 13, 2006 17:32 IST
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Zee TV, after the success of Saat Phere and Kasamh Se, has come come up with another woman-oriented serial Banoo main teri Dulhann.

Dulhann is the story of Vidya, an illiterate girl from Varanasiwho has a fairy tale wedding and goes to live in Delhi. Unfortunately, she soon realises that her dream of marrying Prince Charming has been completely shattered. She has to battle against all odds from bearing the wrath of her in-laws to coming to terms with the fact that her husband has rejected her because she is an illiterate who doesn’t gel with his lifestyle. In short, Banoo Mein Teri Dulhan is the story of Vidya’s destiny to gain her husband’s love.

The show, produced by Neelima Bajpai of Reth fame, has newcomer Divyanka Tripathi playing the lead role of Vidya. Opposite her is Sharad Malhotra, another young actor who has also acted in Sony TV's Kabhie to Nazar Milao.

Sharad Malhotra and Divyanka Tripathi play the protagonists

Also seen will be actors Kamya Punjabi and Rajendra Gupta. According to Neelima, "Today our primary target audiences on television are women, this is why we planned serial Dulhann. When asked that why there is mehndi on one hand of your bride, and not other, Neelima only said, 'This is a baseline of story and this you will come to know if you watch this serial.'

Divyanka hails from Bhopal. She participated in Zee Cine Star contest and won the title. 'Zee TV were searching new face for their serial Dulhann. "One day I got call from them and I went for audition. this is how I got selected. I am happy to get such a meaty role in the starting of my career", says Divyanka.

When asked, about manage playing the role of an illiterate girl, Divyanka says, "Well Vidya (her character's name in the serial) might be illitrate, when it comes to academy, but in behaviour, her way of lookingat things are far better than any literate person. I thnik this is why even Thakurji selects her as his bahu".

The male lead of the serial Dulhann is Saagar (Sharad Malhotra). Saagar's character is kept secret for now, but after 10-15 episodes, you will come to know about Saagar, says Sharad. Sharad is a big fan of Shahrukh Khan and believes that one day he will be a big star like Shahrukh. His favouraite movie is Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge'.

Will Divyanka be as popular as Baani (Kasamm se fame) and Saloni (Saat Phere), One will have to wait and watch.

First Published: Sep 13, 2006 15:57 IST