Colors has announced the launch its latest fiction show ‘Sherdil Shergill’ – which brings to the audience the story of Manmeet and Rajkumar, who are poles apart but find themselves tied together by fate.
Determined to make a mark in the male-dominated career of architecture, Manmeet Shergill is a fearless woman who has all her life fought societal norms. Rajkumar Yadav, born with a silver spoon, a comedian by passion, and an architect by education, and has a knack for jugaads and is forced into architecture by his family. As different as chalk and cheese, what happens when the worlds of these two individuals collide, and the adventure ensues?
Even though their ideologies differ, they are both unequivocally set on fulfilling their dreams. Actors Surbhi Chandna and Dheeraj Dhoopar will be seen essaying the lead roles of Manmeet Shergill and Rajkumar Yadav respectively.
Produced by Parin Multimedia, 'Sherdil Shergill' premieres on September 26 and will thereafter air every Monday to Friday at 8:30 pm on the channel.
Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18, said, "Delivering variety content, novel storylines, and inspirational characters, have always been our core focus at Colors. Our latest offering, 'Sherdil Shergill' is about two contrasting personalities, and their determination to fulfil their career ambitions despite societal and parental pressures. The viewers will relate to the characters' trajectories, their professional journeys, and their engrossing love story. We are excited to join hands with Parin Multimedia yet again for a promising new venture."
'Sherdil Shergill' traces the story of Manmeet Shergill (Surbhi Chandna), who has grown up listening to patriarchal statements - ‘Ladkiyan ghar sajaate hue ache lagte hai, ghar banate hue nahi’. Battling the demons outside of the home is a challenge but standing up to one's own family takes incredible courage. With bravery in abundance, Manmeet is ready to overcome any number of hurdles that come in the way of fulfilling her dreams.
Right from the decision to become an architect to moving out from a small town to the city of dreams, to being a single mother, she proves her mettle and emerges as a real ‘Sherdil’. While Rajkumar Yadav (Dheeraj Dhoopar), who is coerced into the profession of architecture by his family has a lot to learn from the brave heart Manmeet. He's funny, forthright, carefree, and very well aware of his privilege. How will the strings of fate bind these two distinct personalities together?
Producer Saurabh Tewari said, “Sherdil Shergill is a very special show for me because this is a story I have been wanting to tell for a long time. We wanted to create something which rides supremely on fresh content and has a worthwhile visual appeal. The viewers have smartened up with exposure to great content and that's why we're confident that they will appreciate the show's unique narrative and innovative characterisation. Earlier, Colors and Parin Multimedia joined forces for several hit collaborations such as Madhubala, Rangrasiya, and Pinjara. Hopefully, with Sherdil Shergill the streak will continue.”
Chandna, who plays Manmeet Shergill, said, “I am thrilled to be a part of Sherdil Shergil, an unconventional story that has the power to trigger some important conversations in society. In many ways, I'm a Sherdil, equally ambitious as Manmeet, self-made and determined, making this show extremely special. I am certain that Manmeet’s go-getter attitude and self-confidence will truly resonate with the viewers. After Naagin, this show marks my second stint with Colors, and I hope that viewers continue to shower us with the same love and support.”
Dhoopar, who plays the role of Rajkumar Yadav, stated, “The concept of Sherdil Shergill is a strong reflection of the progressive times that we live in. I will be essaying the role of Rajkumar Yadav, a nonchalant and happy-go-lucky young guy who is an architect by education, jugadoo by nature, and a comedian by passion.” He added, “After Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Sasural Simar Ka, I am glad to continue my strong association with Colors and delighted to bring forth an offbeat story with Sherdil Shergill.”
‘Sherdil Shergill’ will also feature other actors, including Sai Bilal, Sneha Tomar, Nitin Bhatia, among others in supporting roles.