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02-27-2015, 10:04 PM #1
'Gangaa' is not stereotypical message-based show: Hiten Tejwani
Actor Hiten Tejwani, who is gearing up for his forthcoming TV show Gangaa, says it will be different from other shows on social evils.
The 40-year-old, who will be seen playing the titular character's father Niranjan Chaturvedi's role in the show, also says "Gangaa" has no similarity with the production banner Sphere Origins's ongoing show Balika Vadhu and will be totally different from what people are expecting from it.
"'Gangaa' will deliver a very strong message to the society. The show is not with or against any social issue. It will just demonstrate the life of a widow child. It is not a stereotypical one; rather it is beyond people's imagination," Hiten told over phone from Mumbai.
"Usually people do watch the same thing on daily soaps, but this is not one of them," he added.
Asked whether the show has any similarity with "Balika Vadhu" -- which started with a focus on child marriage, Hiten said: "The approach of the show is totally different from others. The concept is new. There is no similarity between 'Gangaa' and 'Balika Vadhu'. Both of them are different shows. There the concept was 'bal vivah' but in 'Gangaa' we are focusing on 'bal vidhwa'."
The story of the show is about a "self independent" child widow -- Gangaa, who faces hardships of life and tackles people who do not welcome her in the society.
Talking about his character, Hiten added: "My character is like a support system to Gangaa. Niranjan is a lawyer and a very straight forward person. He is truly impressed by his daughter's zest towards life. The show will focus on the father-daughter relationship - how they deal with the society."
Hiten, who has previously appeared in popular shows like "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", "Kasautii Zindagii Kay" and "Pavitra Rishta", says he will be seen in a "totally different" avatar in "Gangaa".
"I'll be wearing a moustache in the show to get a feeling of a much matured lawyer. It will be totally different from my previous works," he said.
Extensively shot in Varanasi, "Gangaa", which will be aired on the new channel &TV starting March 2, will give a glimpse of the holy ghats and temples of Uttar Pradesh.
"'Gangaa' has been shot in real locations. People will get to see the real view of the city and not fake ones, that shows usually show with special effects. But the show has no comparison to the holy river -- Ganga. The name of the lead girl is Gangaa, that's why the show is named after her."