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Television gets a new thriller

March 19, 2012 14:16 IST
Abbas-Mustan with the show's castActress Bhairavi Raichura, who shot to fame as the adorable bossy sister in Hum Paanch, and more recently has acted in Balika Vadhu and Sasural Genda Phool, turns producer with the new fiction show Chhal Sheh Aur Maa on Colors TV. The show premieres on today, March 19.

It revolves around Neha (played by Hunar Halli), who is on her honeymoon with her husband Rishi, when another guy, Kabir, claims he is her husband. Neha then has to unravel this mystery. Rishi and Kabir are played by newcomers Abhishek Mallik and Avinesh Ricky respectively.

Bhairavi is naturally excited about her upcoming venture.

"Nandita Mehra (co-producer) and I had been toying with several concepts for a long time and nothing seemed as exciting as this show. The concept of a social thriller seemed incredibly appealing. It's scary because no one has ever attempted social thrillers on TV. But how are we going to find out if something works or not until we test the waters?" says the first-time producer.

She also takes a risk in having new actors, but this was intentional, she says. "We wanted fresh faces so that people would not have any preconceived notions. We are lucky that we got two new boys and they have done a great job."

She admits that being a producer was not a serious option till now.

"I have been in this industry for more than 15 years and I didn't think seriously about production. But just being around in the industry has given me a lot of exposure to various departments of production and I can safely say that I am ready to take the plunge."

Actress Hunar Halli, who started her career with the TV series 12/24 Karol Bagh, and plays the newly-wed woman, says: "I want to be a versatile actor but my past few stints as an actress did not bring that out. I have never done a thriller before and I believe this show will help me brush up my acting skills."

Rajul Hegde in Mumbai
 

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