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'Chandrakant Chiplunkar Seedi Bambawala' to replace 'Lapataganj' on SAB TV

Coming from the Multi Screen Media stable, SAB TV, known for light hearted content and working on innovative concepts like silent comedy, family comedy, etc, has now aanounced another comedy in its kitty. While the channel had recently launched live comedy ‘Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai’ and alien comedy Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai, it is all set to bring another light-hearted TV series titled Chandrakant Chiplunkar Seedi Bambawala, a story revolving around a selfless fire-fighter’s comical life.

Speaking on the launch day, Anooj Kapoor, Senior EVP & Business Head - SAB TV said, “SAB TV’s unique proposition has always been differentiation through innovation. With Chandrakant Chiplunkar Seedi Bambawala, we at SAB TV add yet another show with a distinct concept to our foray. The show accentuates SAB TV’s core belief of ‘Asli Mazaa SAB Ke Saath Aata Hai’ and beautifully illustrates the positives of joint family system. The story revolves around the heroics of a good-hearted and helpful fireman.

The TV series, named after the protagonist itself, features industry veterans Prashant Damle and Kavita Lad as an exceptional Marathi – Gujarati couple. Airing from 18th August, every Monday to Friday at 10 pm, the show is replacing one of SAB TV’s finest and popular properties – Lapataganj.

Responding to queries on the same, Kapoor said, “An average show has approximately 90 episodes but with two seasons of Lapataganj we did around 1500 episodes. We know that it’s been one of the known shows of us but our aim is to provide family entertainment to our audience by matching up with their taste with time.”

The show by Dharmesh Mehta from Naman Raj Productions is an industry first when it comes to its unique story line around the fire fighters’ community and their families. It explores the humorous life of the Chiplunkar family and its interesting mix of neighbours who always come together to help each other. The plot gets its humorous flavour from the genuine selfless character trait of Chandrakant Chiplunkar which inhibits him from refusing help to any person eventually landing him in a conundrum! The TV series shall showcase the funny incidents that the fire-fighter gets involved in and the hilarious events that ensue after his cosmopolitan mix of extended family join hands to assist him in his endeavours often resulting in a comedy of errors!

Sharing his thoughts on being the lead of the new show, veteran actor Prashant Damle said, “I am truly excited to play a fire-fighter and be a part of this innovative show which focuses on the goodness and courage in people to help others. This TV series is my first foray into the Hindi television industry and it gives me great pleasure to be a part of SAB TV that reaches across to families across India. It’s an honour working alongside a stellar established star-cast such as Kavita Lad and Anang Desai and all of us look forward to make our viewers laugh!”

Dharmesh Mehta, Producer – NamanRaj Productions said, “We have had an excellent relationship with SAB TV. In the past too, we have worked together on shows like Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, R K Laxman Ki Duniya, Paapad Pol, etc. Most of our successful shows have been with SAB TV. With Chandrakant Chiplunkar Seedi Bambawala, we aim to offer the viewers a look into the life of an ever-so-selfless fire-fighter and the funny situations he gets into”.

“I feel the concept of Chandrakant Chiplunkar Seedi Bambawala will be enjoyed amongst audience. We have had an excellent long-standing relationship with Dharmesh Mehta and have also worked on a number of hit shows in recent past. The lead protagonist is being played by the one of the finest actors, Prashant Damle, who’ll back on screen after almost 12 years, we are glad to welcome him into the SAB family”, added Kapoor.

The show, touted to be a wholesome family entertainer has Prashant Damle as Chandrakant Chiplunkar, Kavita Lad as Hemali Chiplunkar, Shashikant as Gangaram Chiplunkar, Naina Apte as Suhasini Chiplunkar, Anang Desai as Hasubhai Mehta, Ashish as Aditya Chiplunkar and Drisha as Sonali Chiplunkar.

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