When ‘Ishqbaaaz’ first hit the small screens on 27th June 2016, expectations were high of this three-hero drama series which promised something a little different to the usual saas-bahu daily shows that Indian TV is often known for.
With the three Singh Oberoi brothers Shivaay (Nakuul Mehta), Omkara (Kunal Jaisingh) and Rudra’s (Leenesh Mattoo) showing that their unbreakable bond can take on anything life throws at them, their circumstances have eventually brought three ladies into their lives which have changed them completely. The three ladies Anika (Surbhi Chandna), Gauri (Shrenu Parikh) and Bhavya (Mansi Shrivastav) now seem to replicate the togetherness of the brothers, creating a very interesting group of different personalities. The show’s popularity gave way to a spin-off ‘Dil Boley Oberoi’ which ran from February to July 2017 before it was merged back in with ‘Ishqbaaaz’.
More recently, with the Ramayan track and the entry of Veer (Nikitin Dheer) who is related to the Singh Oberoi’s enemies the Kapoors, the story has taken a turn once again which has continued to win the hearts of audiences.
On the eve of the show marking 500 episodes, BizAsiaLive.com spoke to lead actors Nakuul Mehta and Surbhi Chandna to mark the occasion.
“As Ishqbaaaz clocks yet another landmark, I can’t help but feel nostalgic and grateful for the journey we have traversed until now. It has been an all-round team effort which makes this show so very special. Ishqbaaaz has truly reached hearts and homes globally and the love we continue to receive for our work on the show is so heartwarming. I would like to share this very special landmark of 500 episodes with audiences and lovers across the world for embracing our show and making it as much theirs as it is ours,” shared Mehta.
“When Ishqbaaaz began, who would have thought one would see it reaching 500. I am so proud of being part of a TV show which I consider no less than a Bollywood film, with perfectly etched characters backed by a strong team of directors, cameramen, and our most-talked about styling team as well as the hair and make-up team that achieves every look with excellence. It continues to be a fantastic journey which has given me multiple shades to play, allowing me to explore myself as an actor. The team brings so much to the table as artists which translates beautifully on screen. It has also been my journey of getting fitter, wiser and making memories and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. I think we are like the perfect pieces put together by the makers and our standing ground are the fans. Nowhere have I heard of such a crazy fan-base like the one Ishqbaaaz has. Thank you to the fans for helping us reach 500. We are aiming for 5000 soon with God’s blessing,” said Chandna.
BizAsiaLive.com would like to congratulate the entire team of Star Plus’ ‘Ishqbaaaz’ on this milestone.
The 500th episode of the show will be broadcast on 19th March.