Posted: 15 May 2011 at 11:35am | IP Logged
THE SHAH FAMILY:
Jeetu Shah and Urmila Shah are a middle class couple who live in suburbs of Mumbai. Jeetu is a manager in a local garments factory and Gayatri is a homemaker. They have one daughter, Rashi Shah and also have a niece, Gopi, who lives with them since she was 5 years old. Rashi was Urmila's sister's daughter but came to live with her masi and uncle after her parent's tragic death. Rashi is now 24 years old and Gopi is 21. They have grown up as sisters but have totally different personalities. Rashi is a "go-getter", she has always excelled in whatever she does. She was always an "A+" student, studied in the most prestigious boarding school of India and is now working at a Multinational company in a managing role. She is on fast track to becoming a senior member of her team. She is a hard worker and a "perfectionist". She is very elegant and a charming person. The word "impossible" or "defeat" does not exist in her dictionary.
She can do anything to achieve her goals…….anything!!
Gopi is a sweet little petite girl, who has never met a stranger in her life. She is very chirpy, helpful and always has a smile on her face. She can be a little dreamy; she thinks and acts with her heart most of the time. She is closest to her masi and shares her inner most thoughts with her. She is in awe of Rashi and her achievements and will do anything to please her sister. Rashi is aware of this fact and can take Gopi for granted at times. Jeetu is overtly biased towards his brilliant daughter. Gopu, who has an inclination towards the fine arts like singing and writing, does not meet Jeetu approval of a successful person. Gopi has tried her best to please him but he has at
best remained an uncle to her rather than a father figure.