As Bigg Boss reaches its much-awaited Grand Finale, COLORS aims to strengthen and add diversity to its existing fiction line-up with the launch of two new shows, Beintehaa and Rangrasiya starting 30th December, 2013. Themed as avant-garde stories exploring the edgy and passionate flavours of love, both shows promise to captivate the audience with riveting storylines and relatable characters who love to hate and hate to love. With Beintehaa at 9 PM, Colors for the first time will be focusing on the pan-Muslim milieu with a story of two similar and headstrong individuals Aaliya and Zain, who are tied in a volatile relationship. On the other hand Rangrasiya at 9.30 PM will showcase a more explosive and edgy intense hate story between Paro and Rudra.
Speaking about the two new shows, Prashant Bhatt, Weekday Programming Head - Colors, said, "For the first time ever on COLORS - with Beintehaa, we have a show with a pan-Muslim milieu that adds another shade to our colorful palette. Likewise Rangrasiya is a love story that resonates with the sound of guns but with the promise of roses. With the launch of these two shows, we look forward to add diversity to our strong fiction line-up as we decode the various aspects of love, while bringing to fore unconventional stories that will change the way audiences perceive love."
We have often heard of love stories born out of an accidental meeting or at the first glimpse. However, Beintehaa, breaking traditions, brings to fore a deep love that comes to the fore only after the relationship is over. The storyline portrays Aaliya (Preetika Rao), a traditional Bhopal girl, and Zain (Harshad Arora), a modern Mumbai lad, who are like-minded headstrong people with similar likes and dislikes. As their worlds collide, Aaliya and Zain find themselves bound in a marriage born out of obligation where the only common feeling is hate. To build authenticity while showcasing Bhopal as the melting pot of cultures, Beintehaa has been shot extensively across multiple scenic locales including the Hamid Manzil, Bhopal Lake and Gohar Mahal to name a few.
Speaking about her small screen debut, Preetika Rao aka Aaliya said, "Having done films down South, television was a relatively new playing field for me. The story and concept of Beintehaa is what drew me to the show and I found myself accepting it almost instantaneously. Aaliya is a spunky Muslim girl who is fairly religious, but is full of life. I hope the audiences will enjoy the sincerity with which we have performed and appreciate this venture that we have undertaken."
Commenting on his role, Harshad Arora aka Zain said, "Zain is a man of today. He has a very contemporary and modern outlook towards life because he has grown up in Mumbai and studied in London. He has a constant tussle with Aaliya because they are very similar in terms of their likes and dislikes but he is quite impulsive. I love the storyline of Beintehaa and I hope viewers enjoy watching the show as much as we have while working on it."
Rangrasiya is an edgy love story ignited by intense hatred and fuelled by circumstances that bring a simple village girl, Paro (Sanaya Irani) and army officer, Rudra (Ashish Sharma) together. For Rudra, love is need-based, beauty is deceit, and work is duty and for Paro, love is hope, beauty is extreme and duty is vengeance. The show has been shot extensively across arid terrains and rann of Jaisalmer and dunes of Jodhpur. The story is set in Birpur, a small village that witnesses a grand wedding celebration between borders once every year. One such wedding is that of Paro that is gatecrashed by the BSD, led by Rudra to investigate the illegal smuggling of arms and ammunition. However as fate would have it, this incident shatters Paro's life leading to an unexpected turn of events.
Speaking about her newest venture on television, Sanaya Irani aka Paro said, "I took up Rangrasiya as a challenge because I was eager to experiment with my character as Paro; and it wasn't really easy portraying her. Walking barefoot in the scorching desert gave me blisters on the soles of my feet, but that did not deter me in any way. The excitement to do something different enabled me to move on. I am thoroughly enjoying every moment while shooting for Rangrasiya and I hope that my fans will take delight as I reprise the role of Paro."
Commenting on his role, Ashish Sharma aka Rudra said, "For portraying the character of Rudra, my keyword was intense. Everything I did, even in my day-to-day life incorporated that sentiment. Rudra is a rebel in every aspect of the word. With my portrayal of Rudra, I hope to find the love of audiences through the despise they feel for my character. That will be my ultimate win!"
Stay tuned in to Colors as they unfurl two unconventional love stories starting 30th December, 2013 at 9PM and 9:30PM respectively