With SAB TV's popular show Baal Veer preparing to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, the otherwise natkhat Dev Joshi (who plays Balveer) surprised the cast of the show when he displayed his religious side on the set. Having grown up listening to Lord Ganesh's stories and reciting aartis with his mother in Ahmadabad, Dev always wanted to experience Maharashtra's much celebrated festival. And when he found out that a Ganesh idol was being brought to the sets for a special sequence on the show, he could not contain his excitement and insisted on performing the first Ganesh aarti himself.
Dressed in traditional kurta-pajama, the young and charming superhero left everyone amazed when he began chanting Sukh karta dukh harta' while performing the aarti. And as everyone joined hands and hummed along, a very divine atmosphere developed on the sets. At the end of the aarti, little Dev was also seen distributing modaks that his mother made for the Balveer parivar to make her sons's first experience all the more memorable and joyous! As everyone savoured the taste of the home-made modaks, there was much praise and adulation in the air of Balveer's devotion to Lord Ganesha.
Speaking of his humbling experience, Dev told us, "I love Ganpati Bappa and this experience is something that I will never forget in my life. More than God, Ganpati is also my friend and I always talk to him about all the good and bad things in my life like when I don't complete my homework, I think he always saves me from the scoldings. I'm really excited to play Bal Ganesh's friend on the show and when I was reading the script, there was so much that I learned about him." He coyly added," I also love Ganesh festival because I think hisprashad is the yummiest."
The Bal Ganesh track on the
show unfolds with Manav's family and Montu's family getting Ganpati in their
respective houses which sparks a competition between the two resulting in
hilariously cute laddoo eating and dance competitions. Meanwhile a Bal Ganesh
comes out of the Ganesh idol and befriends Balveer. An adventurous
journey begins with Balveer being helped and guided by Bal Ganesh for an
exciting two week long sequence.