Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

After hosting an action reality show, Akshay Kumar is now all set to produce his first television venture, ‘Jamai Raja’.

Kumar has teamed up with his upcoming flick ‘Singh is Bling’ producer Ashwini Yardi to produce this daily soap under their banner of Grazing Goat Pictures, co-owned by him and Yardi.

ZEE TV’s programming head, Namit Sharma told NDTV, “Viewers are used to seeing a daughter-in-law playing the ‘fixer’ as she is expected to adjust to new surroundings after marriage. Our new show Jamai Rajabreaks this stereotype where the husband attempts to repair the estranged relationship between his newly married wife and his mother-in-law.”

The show features Ravi Dubey in main lead – who was last seen as Tej Prakash Chaturvedi in Sony TV’s ‘Saas Bina Sasural’ – and Nia Sharma of ‘Ek Hazaaron Main Meri Behna Hai fame’, Achint Kaur, Apara Mehta, Delnaz Paul and Shruti Ulfat among others.

The concept of the show is based on Dubey’s character Siddharth, who takes it upon himself to repair the estranged relationship between his wife and mother-in law.

The show is reportedly going to be on air from next month on ZEE TV.