MUMBAI: As the newly launched &TV culminates its big ticket reality game show ‘India Poochega: Sabse Shaana Kaun’, the channel is set to refresh its weekday primetime slot with two fiction shows. The new shows will launch on 30 March, replacing the Shah Rukh Khan-hosted game show in the 9-10 pm band from Monday to Friday. Hitting the screens at 9 pm will be ‘Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls’, a show based on Anuja Chauhan’s novel ‘Those Pricey Thakur Girls’. This will be followed by ‘Badii Devrani’, exploring the story of an unusual arranged marriage at 9:30 pm. &TV business head Rajesh Iyer said, “Within 3 weeks, ‘India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun’ has reached out to 32 million viewers in the slot. Being a familiar primetime slot, our endeavour was to offer something equally entertaining and engaging to sustain the interest. Both the shows, ‘Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls’ and ‘Badii Devrani’ promise viewers two versatile family dramas that are a reflection of today’s modern day society and how relationships stand the test of time.” Produced by Cinevistas, ‘Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls’ is set in Delhi, and presents the story of the Thakurs – Justice LN Thakur, his wife Mamta and their five eccentric daughters Anji, Binny, Dabbu, Chandu and Eshu. The show brings out the daily nuances and struggle that one’s life is centred on, by showcasing how the sisters are tied together yet different in their own quirky manner as they deal with situations and misadventures. Based on the original concept and storyline by Beyond Dreams Entertainment Pvt Ltd, ‘Badii Devrani’ from the house of Shashi Sumeet Productions is set against the backdrop of Kolkata. It is the story of an unusual arranged marriage between an older woman (Reeti) and a younger boy (Vibhor). The story explores the relationship between the two protagonists belonging to families who are bitter enemies due to a dark incident in their past but eventually get married due to a twist of fate. Even the protagonists dislike each other at the time of marriage. It explores the question that though married to the younger of the two sons of the family, why is Reeti called Badii Devrani?
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