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On 18th March 2013, 'Bani-Ishq da kalma' became the new replacement to the popular show 'Parichay', on Colors. The show portrays true life stories of young girls in Punjab, who are lured into marriage with potential NRI grooms, by their parents, but are left abandoned.
The show is set against the backdrop of Punjab and revolves around the main female protagonist 'Gurbani', played by Shefali Sharma, who is forced to marry an NRI, in order to fulfill an unrealized dream of her mother, which was all about marrying an NRI and enriching their family lives! The show will highlight the fate of the abandoned girl in the coming episodes.
The grass root problems of illiteracy, social status, and lucrative dowry business, prevailing in the lower and middle class society of the state are all showcased to the hilt. The serial aims to bring in light the social problems prevailing in the state due to such hollow marriages. It is believed to be an eye opener and change the mindset of families, who are pushing their daughters into such practices.
The cast and crew of the serial include veteran actors like Rita Bhaduri, Navni Parihar, Sooraj Thapar and newcomers like Ashwik Mahajan and Shefali Sharma.Originally from Amritsar, Shefali found her acting break, truly enriching. Not only she said, she would be facing the camera and testing her histrionics skills for the first time, but also be using the medium to convey a strong social message to the world. The show has the title track sung by Harshdeep Kaur, the sufi singer, who shot to fame with 'Katiya karun' inRockstar.
Although a new born on the channel, the show faced problems by way of hurting the religious sentiments of Sikhism. The recently aired show was originally called 'Gurbani', after the main protagonist, but became 'Bani-Ishq da kalma', owing to objections raised by certain Sikh authorities.
Various Sikh organizations, to the tune of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee or SGPC, Amritsar and Jathedar Akal Takhat Sahib had raised voices against the title, citing it as purely objectionable. The Colors channel authorities have ensured that the title was not aimed to hurt the sentiments of the religion or its people. Nonetheless, in an effort to avoid negative media hype, the show quickly changed the name.
Let's just hope that with a new name, 'Bani…' does everything to satisfy the religious authorities, along with some increased TRP's in the months to come. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter-iDubba for regular updates and set reminders for your favorite shows on iDubba app..
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