Zee TV’s next fiction offering, ‘Guddan…Tumse Na Ho Paega’, aims to encourage viewers to brush aside naysayers, who always questions others ability to do anything, and cultivate a ‘Yes I can do that!’ attitude. The show will premiere on September 3 and will air Monday to Friday at 8pm on Zee TV.
Produced by Shoonya Square, the show tells the light-hearted story of a 20-year old girl, Guddan, who having bumbled and fumbled through most of her life and being told by her own family that she can barely get one thing right, finds herself becoming India’s youngest mother-in-law to three older daughters-in-law by a quirk of circumstances. It will be a role reversal to the typical saas-bahu relationship as three daughters-in-law set out in search of a suitable bride for their 40-year old father-in-law Akshat and each, for their own vested interests, get him married to 20-year-old Guddan. Being a new saas in a household where the older bahus have ruled the roost for the longest time, Guddan is the quintessential inexperienced outsider faced with resistance, challenges and is time and again stripped powerless by the phrase – Tumse Na Ho Paega. Will Guddan tide over self-doubt and brave all the daily challenges thrown her way to shut down her critics and cynics once and for all?
Aparna Bhosle, Business Head, Zee TV, said, “Zee TV has been at the forefront of presenting stories that not only resonate with the great Indian middle class but also motivate them to believe in themselves, act on their strengths proactively in order to reach out to an extraordinary future. In keeping with our philosophy Aaj Likhenge Kal, our next show Guddan Tumse Na Ho Paega aims at addressing the myths surrounding self-doubt and capability. It prods viewers to not be bogged down by others’ estimations of what you can or cannot do, cast aside your insecurities, believe in your abilities and you might just surprise yourself by achieving more than what you ever imagined. It also carries the beautiful subtext that you needn’t be perfect in order to lead a perfect life. With its quirky narrative, this ‘dramedy’ will have audiences rooting for Guddan at the 8.30pm slot, further strengthening our fiction line-up. With the introduction of Guddan Tujhse Na Ho Payega and Tujhse Hai Raabta on the same day, we only intend to bolster our overall position.”
Ved Raj, Producer from Shoonya Square, said, “Guddan’s feel-good story will make you realise that you needn’t be all perfect in order to make things work … it’s okay to have your flaws, who doesn’t? And more importantly, you can move mountains if only you learn to ignore these kill-joys who try and dissuade you from achieving what you set your mind to. The story will follow the journey of a girl who has been doubted her entire life but hasn’t lost her optimism. Through her innocent, earnest attempts, she displays a never-say-die spirit that is truly endearing. The story is entertaining and motivating all at once. We are proud to partner with Zee TV, in bringing the show to our viewers.”
Guddan…Tumse Na Ho Paega will feature actors Nishant Singh Malkani as Akshat, the mature perfectionist sasur of three bahus and Kanika Mann as the carefree and ever-ready to take risks Guddan. As Guddan and Akshat’s contrasting worlds collide, it leads to a lot of drama, some lighter moments and the eternal quest for Guddan to prove that she can take on any challenge and nail it.
Talking about her character, Kanika Mann said, “Guddan and I have a lot in common. I can closely relate to the various situations she faces on a daily basis. Be it school, college, workplace or any other social encounters, we meet people who are constantly finding ways to tear us down. But we must not let them affect us or lose our strength due to their judgements. Guddan’s determination to achieve the extraordinary is what makes her so unique and charming. This is my first show as a lead and I could not have asked for anything better than a show like Guddan to kick-start my career with.”
Talking about his character, Nishant Singh Malkani said, “Akshat is a perfectionist and a responsible family man. As a head of the family, he makes sure that all the needs and wishes of his sons and daughters-in-law are met. But in doing so, he forgets to live his own life until his daughters-in-law get him remarried to Guddan and his life takes an interesting turn thereon. I decided to take up this role because it allows me to explore so many facets of my personality and pushes my limits as an actor.”
Guddan Tumse Na Ho Paega will also see actors Shweta Mahadik, Daljeet Soundh, Sehrish Ali, Mayank Verma, Rehan Roy and others in pivotal roles.