Mumbai, Aug 9 IBNS | 12 months ago

Zee TV will be airing a new primetime drama 'Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se' that revolves around a woman who marries a man unequal to her in every respect.


Premiering Aug 12, the story unfolds in Jodhpur where Shivani and Raghu share a master-servant equation respectively.

Hailing from two very different strata's of society, Shivani is a privileged girl who lives a luxurious life with her grandfather Balwant Chauhan. He is an overprotective guardian who has an aide in the house named Raghu.

Circumstances conjure up a situation where Shivani, the girl born to riches is married to an underprivileged Raghu.

The show is about her struggle to adapt in a household and a lifestyle that is diametrically opposite from what she is used to.

Ajay Bhalwankar, Content Head, Hindi GEC's ZEEL, said, "The beauty of 'Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se' is its simplicity. The protagonists from two different backgrounds had different dreams while destiny etched out quite another plan for them.

"The story outlines the lives of Raghu and Shivani who are suddenly bound together by the design of destiny. It's a wonderful and poignant story that showcases Raghu and Shivani's journey from resistance to acceptance and embracing their destinies."


The entire cast of Do Dil BAndhe Ek Dori Se

Producer Kalyan Guha and his wife Rupali of Film Farm Productions have signed on an impressive cast for the show.

Said Rupali on the occasion, "How a rich girl begins to overcome the difficulties and build bridges with her husband and his family forms the crux of the story."

Arhaan Behl will enact the role of Raghu and Mansi Shrivastav will play the female lead, Shivani.

Shivani's grandfather will be enacted by veteran actor, Alok Nath as Balwant Rana.

Rucha Gujarati and Vikas Sethi will be seen as Mahima and Jaswant Rana (Shivani's bhabhi and bhaiyya) respectively.

Newcomer Akshat Gupta will be seen as Shivani's fiance, Abhimanyu Sanghi.

Arhaan Behl said, "I was only being offered roles which were similar to my earlier work. I didn't want to repeat myself. What attracted me to this show was Raghus's simplicity. He is an average guy and doesn't possess any hero like qualities. I play a simple, lower middle-class boy who is loyal and hard working. He is very down to earth and that is what makes him special."

Mansi Shrivastav who plays Shivani said, "An opportunity to work with the very popular and talented Arhaan Behl and a veteran like Alok Nath is a huge opportunity for me. Shivani is like a princess in a fairytale who is pampered silly by her grandfather. She has grown in the lap of luxury and has always been protected by her grandfather from the grim realities of life. However, one day, her life changes forever!"

(Posted on 09-08-2013)