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SAB’s ‘reel versus real comedy’

TV, Biwi Aur Main will take the audience through the daily wonders and blunders of the television industry. The new show will replace Trideviyaan at 9.30 pm on weekdays, while the later will be shifted to 10 pm. Dil Deke Dekho that was being aired at 10 pm went off air

SAB, the comedy general entertainment channel, has decided to bring its romantic comedy Dil Deke Dekho to a close. The channel has also announced the launch of its reel versus real comedy TV, Biwi Aur Main, which will air at 9.30 pm on weekdays. Starting June 13, Tuesday, Trideviyaan, which was being aired at 9.30 pm, will be shifted to 10 pm as Dil Deke Dekho aired its last episode on June 12.

TV, Biwi Aur Main is a story that will present a fresh perspective on a producer’s stressful yet amusing life. Caught between reality and fiction is television serial producer and protagonist Rajeev Gupta (Karan Veer Mehra). The show will take the audience through the daily wonders and blunders of the television industry.

Neeraj Vyas

Neeraj Vyas, Senior EVP and Head, Channel SAB and Max cluster of channels, said, “TV, Biwi Aur Main reveals a very different perspective of an Indian television producer’s life. It shows the daily struggles of our protagonist as he manages to juggle between his professional and personal life. Our endeavour at SAB is to present fresh and novel concepts in the comedy genre through our shows. Stealing the real and integrating it into reel always makes for a multitude of lighter moments.”

The show is being produced by Shashi Sumeet Productions. Prior to this, the production house has made Hum Aapke Ghar Mein Rehte Hain for the channel.

Sumeet Mittal, Founder and Director of Shashi Sumeet Productions, said, “This show is very close to me as in a way it's going to show the life of a TV producer such as myself, of course in a fun way. It's a fresh story coming for the first time on Indian television and Indian audience is eager to know the life on the production sets. We have tried to bring that out in a very simple and entertaining way. I'm thankful to Sony SAB for making such a fresh show.”

The plot of the show revolves around the daily struggle of a 32-year-old daily soap producer Rajeev Gupta, played by Karan Veer Mehra. Rajeev lives with his educated, modern and practical wife Priya, played by Shruti Seth. Together, they have a son Gappu, played by child actor Siddharth Dubey. Priya strongly dislikes ‘saas-bahu’ dramas and believes them to be regressive and a waste of time. On the other hand, his mother played by Madhuri Sanjeev, lives and breathes television and its daily soaps. She is very proud of her son, whom she considers a big celebrity and often likes to flaunt his photographs which appear in the tabloids.  So immersed is she in the make-believe world that she tends to live her life in accordance to the TV shows. In addition, Rajeev’s mother also enjoys dominating her husband, played by Ashok Lokhande and her daughter-in-law Priya.

Rajeev is the producer of the popular TV show ‘Bindiya, Shringar Ek Suhagan Ka’ where the lead character of Bindiya is played by the on-screen actress, Naina Sharma. The role is essayed by actor Tanvi Thakkar.

Bindiya’s greatest fan is Rajeev’s Amma. She watches the show so religiously that she is convinced that Bindiya is the same in real life. She and her friends treat her as the epitome of all daughter-in-laws and very often give lectures to her real bahu Priya to behave like her. No matter how much Priya tries to make her believe that Bindiya is just playing a character, she always discards her opinion by saying, that she’s obviously jealous of Bindiya. This camaraderie between the mom-in-law and daughter-in-law will leave the audience in splits.

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