twists, heaps of tearjerking melodrama and lots of misunderstandings —
18 new entries in daily soaps are responsible for all that and more!
Storylines on the small screen have their share of twists and turns,
but what really keeps the audience hooked to a show is the entry of a
new character, which takes the show to a different level altogether.
That probably explains why, have been as many as 18 'new' entries in
daily soaps in recent times! Dil Se Di Dua...Saubhagyavati Bhav?
catapulted to new highs (read better TRPs)
after the entry of hottie Harshad Chopra; Siddharth
Shukla's entry in Balika Vadhu followed by a new love track helped the
show reach the No. 2 slot (June 20 - July 3) on the TRP charts. Some
recent new entries include Harshad Chopra and Neha Mehta in Dil Se Di
Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhav?, Neha Sargam in Punar Vivaah — Zindagi Milegi
Dobara, Samir Kochhar and Deepti Shrikant in Bade Achhe Laggte Hain,
Neha Jhulka and Rubina Dilaik in Saas Bina Sasural, Seema Deshmukh in
Saath Nibahana Saathiya, Aamir Dalvi in Chhal — Sheh Aur Maat, Vrinda
Dawda in Dil Dosti Dance, Mayank Gandhi in Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar
Hum, Khalid Siddiqui and Prinal Oberoi in Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch
Kaha, Manish Naggdev in Madhubala
— Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, Mohan Kapur in Amrit Manthan, Varun Kapoor in Humse Hai Life and Hiten Tejwani in Kya Huaa Tera Vaada.
While there is an intrigue factor with their emphatic entry sequences
in the show, which gets it due dose of dramatic twists, actors seem to
be finding the role play exciting. Actor Neha Sargam says, "I'm glad
that I'm doing a role that is a departure from what I've essayed so far.
She has a mind of her own and will fight for what she believes in.
That's what attracted me to the role."
Actor Khalid Siddiqui
says, "Na Bole Tum... is a popular show with a nice concept that's
treated differently. The current track is interesting and I'm cutting in
and making things more interesting."
So what do regular actors
feel about the entry of another actor and stealing a little time of
their show(s)? Actor Aishwarya Sakhuja says, "Divya's
(Neha Jhulka) entry has brought about an interesting track. A story
always has its ups and downs and Toasty has always lived with
challenges." New entrants also help reduce the burden of lead actors at
times. Actor Mouli Ganguly seconds the thought, " I'm very happy with
Hiten's entry in the show. A new character can certainly help to hype
things. But after that, it is always the story and whether people are
happy with the track or not."
With new actors entering daily soaps
and bringing new twists the audience is all set to witness interesting
drama sequences on the tube. Neha Sargam
Demure Neha Sargam is the runaway bride in Punar Vivaah, a character
meant to act as a catalyst to start off the romance between the lead
couple! Samir Kochhar
Samir Kochhar makes his fiction debut on TV with Bade Achhe... as a savvy biz tycoon who is Sakshi's new love interest. Harshad Chopra
Harshad Chopra is Raghav, the docile Sia/Jhanvi's saviour and possible
love interest in Dil Se Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhav?. That he might
eventually end up as the main male lead is being popularly believed of
late! Rubina Dilaik
Rubina Dilaik in a new, revamped avatar
with curly locks and a warm smile is Smiley, touted to be an important character in Saas Bina Sasural. Siddharth Shukla
Siddharth Shukla as the new man in the female protagonist Anandi's (in
Balika Vadhu) life. His entry has upped the popularity quotient of the
show. The zillion buck question: will he be the new male lead?