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Stepmom, now on TV too

Television show, Woh Rehnewali Mehlon Ki will soon start airing a track developed on the lines of the Julia Roberts-Susan Sarandon starrer Stepmom. Read on to know more.

tv Updated: Jul 03, 2010 13:58 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Woh rehne wali The first theatrical promos of Karan Johar’s official remake of Stepmom, We Are Family, toplining Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal, started screening yesterday.

And from Monday, a five-year-old daily soap, Woh Rehnewali Mehlon Ki, will start airing a track developed on the lines of the Julia Roberts-Susan Sarandon starrer.

Programming head of Sahara One, Sheetal Ladha, confirms the news: “We introduced the idea into the storyline a few weeks ago when Anjana (Rajlakshmi) who is suffering from a terminal illness, decides that her husband’s (Waqar Sheikh) mistress (Neha Desai) is the perfect candidate to hand over her responsibilities to.

She wants to get the two married before she dies.” Ladha insists that it’s just a coincidence that the film promos have broken almost simultaneously.

The debutant director of We Are Family, Siddharth Malhotra, is confident that Rajshri Films, that helms the TV show, will never harm him. “I’ve worked closely with Soorajji (Sooraj Barjatya) and he is personally supervising this show. Even if they incorporate a track along the lines of Stepmom, their story will be nothing like mine,” he says.

Neha Desai is excited about playing a desi Roberts again. She says, “When I entered the show, I was playing a prostitute who reminded one of Julia’s Pretty Woman. Now, once again, I’m stepping into her Stepmom shoes and that’s great because I’m one of her biggest fans.”

First Published: Jul 03, 2010 13:12 IST