ZEE TV’s top rating soap Astitva Ek Prem Kahani will be taking a eighteen year leap towards the end of March.

As is the case in soaps of the same genre, Dr Simran, the epitome of goodhearted benevolence, takes in the orphaned daughter of Abhi and Neha and names her Astha, after her own kidnapped daughter. This girl turns out to be a spoiled brat, who wants to be a doctor just to impress Sonu, the son of Dr Manas, who once had a soft corner for Simran.

A little bird tells us that Urmilla (Sonu’s mother) and Radha (Neha’s mother) are likely to return as important characters on the show, the latter would have a definite influence in shaping Astha’s life.

As the plot thickens after the leap, new characters will enter the script to add some suspense and drama. The appearance of a mysterious writer called Ananda is the next twist that viewers should look out for.

Will Simran find her long lost daughter? Will she finally get to meet Abhi? What will happen to Astha? Where is Manas? Who will Sonu fall in love with?

Watch the dramatic episodes on ZEE TV UK in the last week of March and on ZEE TV India mid-March.

This latest news comes days after Biz Asia revealed ZEE TV’s other soap Piya Ka Ghar also looking at taking an age leap in the next few days.