Zee &'s Badi Devrani
Priyanka Singh roped in for & TV's Badi Devrani
Priyanka Singh, popularly known as Jaya Shergill of Star Plus’ Meri Bhabhi, will now make a comeback to daily soaps with & TV’s Badi Devrani, produced by Shashi-Sumeet Productions.
She will be seen playing the younger bahu of the Poddar family, which will be the family of the male protagonist, essayed by Mudit Nayar.
A source states, “Priyanka will play the role of Kajal, a very hard-working woman who would be family-bound. She will be a perfectionist to the core, and her family will love her for her simple and nice qualities. She will be paired opposite a new actor, Ankit Vyas.”
When contacted, Priyanka Singh who was recently seen in a Bindass’ Halla Bol episode confirmed that she is part of the show.
As reported earlier, Nikhil Sharma and Surbhi Vyas will play the elder son and daughter-in-law of the family.
Badi Devrani which will narrate the tale of varying relationships has Mudit Nayar and newbie Megha Chakraborthy in lead roles. Reena Kapoor, Daya Shankar Pandey, Raju Shrestha, Chetan Pandit, Jyoti Gauba will play prime roles.
Zee &, the new channel to be launched very soon has been making the headlines of late for its interesting line-up of shows..
The Shashi-Sumeet Productions show titled Badi Devrani has just wrapped up with a shoot schedule in Kolkata. And with the team starting regular shoot in Mumbai, the show seems to be ready for its launch.
We have already written about Mudit Nayar playing the male lead.
And we now have more on the other important actors in the cast list.
Veteran actor Sudhir Dalvi, better known as Babuji in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi will play the patriarch in the male lead’s family. Actress Vanya Joshi will play his wife, and dadi to Mudit.
Jyoti Gauba, who was recently seen in Ek Hasina Thi on Star Plus will play another important role. She will be wife to actor Daya Shankar Pandey (already reported by us) and taiji to Mudit.
Chetan Pandit, who was last seen in Saraswatichandra will play the female lead’s father.
Also, we hear that a new girl Megha Chakraborthy has been signed to play the female protagonist opposite Mudit.
TV and Bollywood actor Raju Shrestha of fame Chitchor, Kitaab, Bawarchi will also feature in the show.
Says a source, “Jyoti Gauba will play the role of Kaushalya devi, who will be the wife to the egoistic Daya Shankar Pandey. She would be treated like a slave by her husband; however she will manage to spread her love and keep her family united. Raju Shrestha will play the massa to Mudit’s character.”
When contacted, Sudhir Dalvi told us, “Yes, I am part of the show. But I don’t think I am entitled to talk about it right now.”
Jyoti Gauba was unavailable for comment, and so were Chetan Pandit and Raju.
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Daya Shankar Pandey roped in for Zee &'s show Badi Devrani
Talented actor Daya Shankar Pandey, popularly known as Goli of Lagaan will return to television
with yet another meaty role after playing the role of Shanidev in Mahima Shani Dev Ki. Pandey known for his prolific acting in the movies Lagaan,Gangaajal, Swades, Raajneeti to name a few has been part of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev on TV. His last outing was that of the negative land lord Surjeet Singh in Star Plus’ popular show Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera.
Now, Pandey is all set to play the father in Shashi-Sumeet Productions’ show on the to-be-launched channel Zee & (And) titled ‘Badi Devrani’.
Our readers would remember about the news we carried exclusively about Mudit Nayar playing the lead in the show.
We now hear that Daya Shankar Pandey will play Mudit’s father. The man will be a self-made, self-centred man who would need all the attention of the family. He will be a very realistic character with all shades in him.
The show which will be based on a Marwari setup will go on floors with a schedule in Kolkata in the
next few days.
When contacted, Daya Shankar Pandey told us, “Well, I have been in talks for the show. But as you know, I really take my time in accepting any show on TV as I need an author-backed role. Let’s see if I get into the skin of this one.”
Pandey who has been in the acting circuit for many a years now holds the distinction of performing nearly 25 -30 characters for the play ‘Popcorn with Parsai’, a biographical play on Hari Shankar Parsai, a noted humorist. The play was screened in Prithvi yesterday (14 December) for which Pandey got an arousing response. The best part of the play is that Pandey happens to be the only actor in the play; he dons nearly 25 different get-ups and looks and performs on the stage for nearly one hour and twenty minutes.
We dropped a text message to Producer Sumeet H Mittal, but did not get any response from him. We also tried getting a confirmation from the channel spokesperson.
Zee & is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2015.