Concept & Story:
A presentation of the new & promising production house- Director's Kut; 'Bidaai' is a show of an orphan girl 'Sadhna' and her life's struggle with her biggest asset, that is her own 'beauty' which becomes her biggest curse!
Sadhna, an extremely fair & beautiful girl is in complete contrast with her cousin sister Ragini, who is dark & unattractive. However the two sisters share a great camaraderie of love & bonding despite the differences in their physical attributes. Brought up by her Mama(Prakash Chand) & Mami (Kaushalya) in the beautiful city of Agra, Sadhna a humble & simple person, is left upon the mercy of her relatives after an early death of her mother. Her father (Kishan Chand) works in America with the only hope to someday fulfill his wife's dream of seeing their daughter's Bidaai. But all this is far from simple, as Sadhna's mami has always hated her for her beauty & simplicity, which becomes the ground to emotional upheavals in the family.
Meddled with complexities, Sadhna's life is a portrayal of the Indian society's two-faced attitude towards a woman's beauty which on one hand is her greatest asset & on the other, her greatest curse!
With its strong cast line-up Bidaai will witness coming together of the veterans actors ranging from - Alok Nath (mama), Vibha Chabbir (mami) & Mahesh Thakur (Father) , while Parul Chauhan (Ragini) & Sarah Khan (playing the lead character of Sadhna) are the fresh young faces on the show.
Sadhna is Mamaji's sister's daughter. 17 yrs ago, Sadhna was left in her mamaji's care by her dad who left for America after her mom's death. She grew up with her cousin Ragini (mamaji's daughter). She and Ragini are closer that even real sisters and best friends as well. Her beauty is her biggest curse, due to which she had to grow with her mamiji's hatred, as she always compared her ordinary looking daugher, Ragini to the beautiful Sadhna.
Ragini is Sadhna's jiji (cousin), best friend and they love each other more than anything in the world. Ragini is dark complexioned and not beautiful. Society looks down on her because of that, but she always has her cousin Sadhna's love and support.
Mamaji (Prakash Chand)
Mamaji is Sadhna's mom's brother, who took care of Sadhna and loved her like his own daughter. He showers his love equally on his own daughter Ragini and niece Sadhna.
Mamiji is Ragini's mom, who dislikes Sadhna because she is beautiful.. whereas her daughter is dark complexioned and unattractive.
Mama-Mami's son, Ragini brother. He is very selfish and looks out for himself only. He doesn't care of anyone else. He keeps lying to his parents that he earns very less, just so that they don't ask him for any financial help.
Vinu's wife. She is a selfish and an insensitve person just like Vinu. She keeps telling "Jhoot to main bolti nahi.." and then goes on instigating family members against each other. She enjoys creating misunderstanding in the family and lives for it.
Mamiji's mom. She comes to visit the family at times. And when she does, she keeps poisoning Mamiji's mind against Sadhna.. telling her that Ragini's life will be ruined because of Sadhna.
Kishan Chand (Sadhna's father)
He left for America, 17 yrs ago and left little Sadhna in mamaji's care. He went to the US to make enough money to come back and fulfill all of Sadhna's wishes, and his life's dream was to see his daughter, Sadhna's Bidaai.
Saket is a good friend of Ragini and Sadhna and studies in their college. Ragini likes him, but doesn't share her feelings abt him with anyone.
The house maid, who's very close to the family and is treated like a family member.
Indrajit Rajvansh, the eldest son of the Rajvansh family.
Naveen Rajvanch - Avni's husband
The eldest bahu of Vasundra Rajvanch - Naveen's wife
Naveen and Avni's kids Guni and Pratham
Will add more as the story progresses
Edited by pinkykhan - 28 January 2008 at 8:32am