Sony's 'Main Naa Bhoolungi' to go on-air tonight
A woman in an Indian society is highly worshipped in various godly forms, but the same god-fearing culture also abuses the power of a woman in the society. A woman is accustomed to various disrespecting advances and also looked upon as an easy object for toying around. Often many women are duped and mislead by rosy images of a protected life only to face a cruel game plan which was masked by a beautifully scripted strategy. While most fall prey to such advances, some bounce back with rejuvenated energy to face the world, just once again! Showcasing the story of one such woman is Sony Entertainment Television’s latest offering, Main Naa Bhoolungi, premiering on Dec 23, Mon to Fri at 8 pm. The show is a glimpse of a woman’s fight against deceit and betrayal.
Jointly produced by Beyond Dreams and Dancing Waters, Main Naa Bhoolungi traces the life of 25 year old Shikha (Aishwarya Sakhuja), a well-educated and confident girl. Shikha has an arranged marriage to a perfect young man, Sameer (Vikas Manaktala), who they come upon through a matrimonial website. The alliance is a dream come true for Shikha who finds a soul mate in Sameer. The two lead a perfect married life, and Shikha even gives birth to a son. The happy marital alliance, however, is cut short with Shikha’s fall from a cliff. Has Shikha’s fairytale come to an end or was it just a bad dream?
Launching the show Sneha Rajani, Senior EVP and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television, said, “At SET, we have always presented strong women characters that serve as role models for young women in our country. Our characters are realistic and are rooted to a woman’s experience, making it easier to understand and relate to. This belief is reflected in our refreshing and inspiring content that instills a sense of awareness in its viewers and Main Na Bhoolungi is an offering in that direction.”
Yash Patnaik, Producer, Beyond Dreams, further added, “What happens when a beautiful dream turns into a nightmare. Main Na Bhoolungi is a gritty drama about a small town girl Shikha Gupta (played by Aishwarya Sakhuja) who finds her soul mate (Vikas Manaktala) through a matrimonial website. Life is picture perfect till it goes terribly wrong."
Adding to this Mr. Virendra Shahney, Producer, Dancing Waters said,” In a country haunted by rising crimes against women, this is our way of saying enough is enough…this is the story of a woman standing up against her tormentor. The narrative is fast paced and will enthrall the audience who prefer pacey storytelling.”
The cast includes Rajesh Puri, Raj Lakshmi, Vandana Gupte, Jenis Sobti, Booby Parvez, Mark Parekh, and Bhuwan Chopra among others.