ZEE TV’s spanking new daily sitcom will begin next month, that’s for sure, but we now have new details about the cast and storyline of the new comedy series-Pyar Zindagi Hai. The bubbly, na?ve ‘Sweety’ (Rakhi Tandon) of Zee’s mega success Hum Paanch is coming back to the channel in the form of ‘Simi’ in the new comedy. Produced by Rajeev Tandon’s RT Films, the serial stars Rakhi Tandon, Mukul Dev, Bharat Kapoor, Sadhana Singh, Paintal and Sheela David Sharma and is billed as a feel-good fun-filled family show extolling the joys of loving one’s parents.

Tandon’s Simi has shades of Hum Paanch’s Sweety in terms of her conscience assuming the role of a constantly chiding alter ego (shades of schizophrenia??) personality. Some of the snapshots of the serial shown during the press meet gave an indication that Simi’s conscience raises doubts in Simi’s mind at crucial moments whenever she faces trying situations. “This happens throughout the serial and is in a way similar to the mirror in Hum Paanch,” says Tandon.

The male lead Mukul Dev said: “This is my second serial for ZEE TV. I love the programmes on ZEE. I fell for the story idea which was set against the backdrop of a Punjabi family.” Don’t miss Pyar Zindagi Hai, beginning on Monday 7th April at 19:00.