After coming up with lot many huge properties in the
non-fiction genre, Endemol India is now all set to launch its very
first independent fiction property in Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyaar on Sony
is Deepak Dhar, Managing Director, Endemol India in an exclusive
conversation with TellyBuzz wherein he talks about the next big goal of
churning out few unique and differentiated fiction properties.. Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyaar is Endemol India's first independent fiction launch. Why did it take so long in coming?
India has given some huge properties to the field of entertainment, and
now we are working hard on our fiction genre. As you know, we are
co-producing many fiction shows, and this has been a gradual process. Tell us about the concept and USP of the new show on Sony?
Chhajje Ka Pyaar has a unique story to tell. This is a love story that
emerges in the northern part of the country. It is the story of two
families which are intertwined. Can we call it a pure love story?
always have families involved in love stories. This show will have a
range of emotions coming out from the two families, but romance is
always the critical part of the story line. Why Sony Entertainment Television?
has supported us well in the casting process, and in every step of
characterization. We are together coming up with a unique tale of
fiction, and we are happy with the product. What went into the casting of Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyaar?
were looking for experienced faces who have a standing in fiction
genre. For leads, we opted for new faces and have got interesting and
endearing faces. We went thro' a very extensive casting process and
have brought in the best. The outcome will be a fresh chemistry between
the leads. We have experienced actors like Kiran Kumar and are looking
forward to associating with him. The promo of Chhajje looks similar to the pre-launch promo of Yeh Pyaar Na Hoga Kam. What do you have to say?
That's just a perception you have. This is a very different love story and there are no similarities whatsoever. Endemol has been co-producing their fiction shows with Star like Sabki Laadli Bebo, Miley Jab Hum Tum, Geet Hui Sabse Parayi. Is this the next big leap for the production house?
we are now concentrating on fiction. We have been steadily growing this
in the backyard, but now we are getting it to the front. We are
developing a lot of stories, especially the character driven ones and
want to be the next driver in business when it comes to fiction. When you are co producing a fiction show, what level of involvement do you have in the creative issues?
scenario is not very different when we are co-producing a show. Every
show is important to us and we give 100% in both the creative and
production aspects. We have our absolute say in everything. Even in
co-production, we have put in a lot of money, time and effort to build
properties that have become a brand today. Take for example, Miley Jab Hum Tum
which has been really very popular. We have been associating with great
ideas and great partners and the results have been good. Viewers have been demanding the comeback of Miley Jab Hum Tum, is there any room for it?
Yes, we are looking into it and are into developing the story line.