Confirmed: Balaji’s soap for ZEE TV-Kasamh Se

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After a break of two years, ZEE TV is welcoming back the popular Balaji Telefilms production house to recreate the magic it once had with soaps like Koi Apna Sa and Kammal.

Come December, Ekta Kapoor?s new soap about three sisters will air on ZEE TV UK.

Called Kasamh Se, the serial will have three newcomers playing the lead roles ? Bani, the eldest sister (played by Prachi Desai); Pia, the middle sister (Roshni Chopra); and youngest sister Rano (Arunima Sharma).

All three actresses were discovered through a massive talent hunt launched in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Bangalore.

Says Sandeep Sikcand, the creative head, Kasamh Se, ?The serial is the journey of sisters from a small town, Nainital to a big city, Mumbai, and how their relationships undergo changes with situations and time. It?s a touching, beautiful, tender love story between the sisters ? the chemistry and bonding between the three of them.

The love and bonding doesn?t change but with the changes in situations, love assumes a different meaning. The three of them have different ideologies in life ? for the eldest, love if the most important factor, for the second it?s money and for the third, her career.?

Prachi, who plays the protagonist, Bani, ?is a totally fresh face. She has been born and brought up in Surat and did her college from Pune.

Apart from acting in school and college plays, she has had no professional training in acting. Prachi has a very cute face ? what?s most striking about her is her strong resemblance to Padmini Kolhapure.?

The new serial will be directed by Anil V Kumar (who has been directing Kahin Toh Hoga since its inception). ?He?s known as The Doctor by Ekta,? laughs Sandeep. ?Whenever there is trouble, Anil is there to sort it out.?

The other characters in the serial are Jai Walia, a rich and powerful business magnate, in whose home the girls come to live in, his sister Jigyasa, (Ashwini Kalsekar who plays Misha in K Street Pali Hill), Jai?s girlfriend Sonali and a big-time film actress (Amita Chandekar from Piya Ka Ghar), Jigyasa?s son, Ranvir (Ali Hassan), and Pushkar (Naman Shaw) who is emotionally involved with Bani and Piya. ?We are still searching for a good name to play the role of Jai Walia,? informs Sandeep.

Report from Mid-Day

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