ZEE TV will be launching a new drama next month, which has been extensively shot in London.
‘Rab Se Sona Isshq’ will be the first-of-its kind cross-continental love story aimed at today۪s global Indian. Its a story of Saahiba, who deserted by the man of her dreams on the day of their wedding, follows her heart and chases him across continents. Her journey of hope rests squarely on her conviction that their love is real and will last forever _ Saahiba۪s love blooms in the rustic by-lanes of Punjab, transcends national borders and reaches the city of dreams London in search of her beloved.
Touted as an “epic love story”, Rab Se Sona Isshq۪ also beautifully captures the larger-than-life illusions that innocent small-town Indians harbor about a big city like London _ it tells the story of starry-eyed migrant Indians who land up in London with a million dreams, only to be dealt with one reality check after another.
Playing Saahiba is a fresh face from Kashmir, Ekta Kaul. Ashish Sharma, who wowed the audience playing ‘Chandragupta Maurya’ and was also seen in the off-beat Love Sex Aur Dhokha۪, has been signed on to play Saahiba۪s object of affection Ranvir. Just like his character Ranvir who is obsessed with the idea of making it to London, sources reveal that the prospect of a 90-day shoot schedule in London was amongst the key attractions that made Ashish choose ‘Rab Se Sona Isshq’ over other projects being offered to him. Playing an equally important protagonist called Daljeet is actor Kannan Malhotra, last seen on ZEE TV in ‘Geeta Ka Dharmyudh’. His role is that of an extremely lovable geek. Sukirti Kandpal who dazzled audiences with her striking good looks playing the demure Bihari bahu in ZEE TV۪s ‘Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo’ does a volte-face as she essays a London-bred, hip-as-hell diva called Jazz.
‘Rab Se Sona Isshq’ is produced by Jay Mehtaa Productions who have associated with Zee TV in the past to produce the immensely successful Sindoor۪. About the new show, Jay revealed, You will be able to appreciate the sheer effort and our minute attention to detail only once you see the episodes _ To capture the essence of rural Punjab and retain the authenticity in its depiction, we۪ve had a 25 day rigorous outdoor schedule in villages near Chandigarh and Patiala such as Nabha, Baroli, Banur, Majri and Basi Pathana. We have stunning visuals of our leads in Punjab.
Speaking of the show, Sukesh Motwani, Head Fiction Programming, ZEE TV said, We۪re extremely excited to bring viewers the first-of-its-kind cross-continental love story on Indian television _ It۪s a story about people۪s dreams and convictions _ and how they chase them. Punjab, where it all starts, is synonymous with love. It is the land of legendary lovers Heer-Ranjha, Sohni- Mahiwal, Mirza-Sahibaan and Sassi-Punnu _ and London, where the story progresses, needless to say, has its own unique character that lends itself so beautifully to romance. The canvas of this love story is expansive _ and our treatment of the show will be nothing short of grand! We۪ve shot extensively in Punjab and for over 3 months, the cast and crew of the show will be shooting in various locations across London, bringing to life the romance of the gorgeous bistros, museums, trams, galleries, opera houses, fine restaurants and the exotic locales that London is known for. The show will also delve into the stark realities that a migrant Indian is faced with when they first set foot into the city.
‘Rab Se Sona Isshq’ launches on ZEE TV India on Monday 16th July and on ZEE TV UK on Tuesday 17th July. It is likely to replace ‘Yahan Mein Ghar Ghar Kheli’ or ‘Mr and Mrs Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuain’.