Remember the initial episodes of Zee TV’s popular show ‘Kumkum Bhagya‘ when Pragya (Sriti Jha) used to have a silent geek lover called Suresh (Faisal Rashid). Infact when the show began, Suresh was the hero paired opposite both Pragya and Bulbul. But as Abhi (Shabbir Ahluwalia) entered the show, Suresh’s role faded in oblivion.
But now Suresh is back but not in Kumkum Bhagya but in another show in another avtar. Faisal Rashid is making a comeback in the title role with Life Ok’s new show ‘Har Mard Ka Dard‘ as a dutiful husband. The show narrates the story of family from a men’s perspective. It’s been directed by famous Bollywood actor and director Parmeet Sethi.
Faisal is a theater actor and has done many films as well. He is a regular face with advertisements on television. Faisal was seen in films like Raavan , Luv Shav Tey Chiken Khurana, Sonali Cable and Mohalla Assi. He is an alumni of Film and TV Institute,India and made his TV debut with Upanishad Ganga on Doordarshan. But it was Kumkum Bhagya that was his first daily soap.
Along with Faisal making her debut is Gujarati actress Jenal Benal. Jenal and Faisal play husband and wife in the show and the show is a take into their quirky family. Veteran senior actress Anita Kanwal plays Faisal’s great grand mother who is a flamboyant Punjabi. While actress Vaishali Thakkar plays Benal’s mother-in-law in the show.
The show is been produced by Diya Singh and Tony Singh, who are makers of shows like Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi, Banegi Apni Baat and Meri Bhabhi. The shooting of the show has already began in Patiala in the real locations of Punjab.The show is a family sitcom with fun moments between an Indian family.
The show will take the slot of ‘Bahu Hamari Rajnikant’ in February. So Rajnikant and Nagarjun will make way for Har Mard Ka Dard and Gulam. While Bahu Hamari Rajnikant though had a novel concept of Robot Bahu it became predictable.
While Nagarjun failed to strike a cord with the audience. Though the show boasted of an ensemble cast of Niketan Dheer, Karishma Tanna, Pooja Banerjee, Pearl V Purie but somehow the show could never take in the ratings. Also the show was made on a lavish budget but somehow the confusing storyline made the show go haywire. The makers of the show Yash and Mamta Patnaik made all attempts with change of story and cast to spice up the show but Nagarjun failed to be another Naagin. Hope with this new show Har Mard Ka Dard Life OK could manage the spice up their prime time.