Zee Kannada is launching a new fiction show titled ‘Vidya Vinayaka’, a story revolving around two characters whose personalities and belief systems are drastically different, Vidya (Kavitha Gowda) and Vinayak (Dileep Shetty), Vidya Vinayaka is a story focusing on relationships, love, drama and vengeance. A brand new addition to the channel’s evening primetime segment, Vidya Vinayaka will air starting October 30, every Monday to Friday at 8 pm on Zee Kannada.
Produced by actor Dileep Raj under Dhrithi Creations and directed by M.N. Jayanth and Santosh Koti, Vidya Vinayaka is a tale of two characters with contrasting personalities. Vidya, essayed by actor Kavitha Gowda, is a loving and caring girl who yearns for a stable relationship and wants to feel belonged to a loving family. On the other hand, Vinayak portrayed by actor Dileep Shetty, is fiercely independent and a practical person who has grown up watching his mother being abused by his father, leading him to lose faith in the institution of marriage. With hurdles along the way such as a conniving and conspiring aunt Prabhavati, played by actor Chaitra Rao Sachin, Vidya Vinayaka is the story of the many twists and turns in Vidya and Vinayaka’s lives as they cross paths albeit with many complications and clashing ideologies.
Raghavendra Hunsur, Business Head, Zee Kannada, said, “We, at Zee Kannada, are constantly working towards offering unique content that can satiate the entertainment needs of our diverse set of viewers. Vidya Vinayaka is a unique offering whose plot has been carefully detailed out to ensure that our viewers get to experience the right mix of drama and entertainment. With a power-packed cast and crew, Vidya Vinayaka holds widespread appeal for Zee Kannada’s audiences.”
Commenting on portraying Vidya’s character, Kavitha Gowda said, “Vidya is a complex character who goes through numerous emotions in a short span of time. Torn between what she wants and what she is expected to do, Vidya is the ideal daughter. The plot is such that it adds layers to her character every step of the way. As I return to television, I am really excited to be associated with the Zee Kannada Kutumba. I sincerely hope that the viewers will enjoy watching Vidya Vinayaka and continue to support me as they have done over the years.”
Dileep Shetty, who plays the role of Vinayak, said, “Vinayak’s role marks my first full-fledged role on television, and the experience has been amazing so far. Vinayak is a multi-faceted character who is strong and independent, yet is emotionally attached to his mother. His relationship with Vidya is the most intriguing part of the plot and I am hoping it will keep the viewers at the edge of their seats. I am extremely excited to be part of such an impressive storyline and am sure that the storyline will appeal to viewers.”
Vidya Vinayaka features a star-studded line-up of artists who will be joining Kavitha Gowda and Dileep Shetty. These include popular actors like Spandana as Arundhati (Vinayak’s mother), Yashmi as Raksha (Prabhavati’s daughter), Keerti Bhaanu as Vinayak’s maternal uncle and others.