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Balaji all set with its new soap

Balaji is all set to deliver its new baby ‘Karam Apna Apna’. The much publicized and most awaited prime time show will be telecasted from 29 August at 9.30 pm on Star Plus.

The soap not only boasts of a well outlined story line, but also a huge star cast of talented actors combined with fresh faces. The cast comprises of Apara Mehta, Roopa Ganguly, Salil Ankola, Iqbal Khan, Geetanjli Tikekar, Sumeet Sachdev, real life couple Rajiv and Delnaaz Paul, Achint Kaur, Jaya Bhattacharya, Karan Patel and new face, Pallavi Subhash who plays the protagonist.

Gauri (Pallavi Subhash), the middle class, non ambitious Kolkatta girl will play the key role in the soap. The story will orbit around her. The theme deals with Gauri’s life and the trials she faces after coming in contact with three families- the Chatterjee’s – her paternal home, the Kapoor’s – her future in-laws and the Tandon’s – friend of the Kapoor’s.

In every serial, Ekta introduces a new face and this time luck favoured Pallavi Shubhash, who was earlier seen in ZEE TV’s ‘Tumhari Disha’. The elated actress said that it is a pleasure to get associated with the biggest production house. She said that she has just started taking the baby steps and is way behind Tulsi and Parvati. Pallavi is elated to bag the role of Gauri, whom she says is just like her.

Post the death of her character; Savita Virani in ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, Apara Mehta will stage her comeback with Balaji Telefilms in ‘Karam Apna Apna’. Apara feels great to be a part of Balaji again. She will be seen playing the role of Krishna Kapoor who is lovingly called dadi. Krishna is a loud and vivacious character. People are often seen saying bad things behind the back and become all goody goody when confronted in the front. However, Ksishna will be seen doing the reverse of this.

Salil Ankola will be seen for the first time in a Balaji soap and this is his maiden experience. The cricketer turned actor will be seen in the role of a father which seems to be interesting. He is penciled for the role of Mahen Kapoor, the eldest son of the family, who is very self centered. His sole aim is to earn fame, for which he can go to any length and use anyone as pawn. Money, fame and position is all that matters to him. Whereas Relationships and values are not present in his dictionary.

Geetanjali Tikekar or Aparna from ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ will be again seen in as a selfish character. However, Maya, the character she is portraying, will have shades of grey and will not be outright vampish. Even a pinch of humour is added to her new role.

The real life couple Rajiv and Delnaaz Paul will be seen acting together for the first time. Rajiv Paul’s association with Balaji goes quite long back. The negative role in ‘Kahanii Ghar Ghar Kii’ proved to be a launchpad for his career. In ‘Karam Apna Apna’, he will have a positive character. Delnaaz is extremely jubilant for getting associated with Balaji. Not only this, the other reason for her happiness is that she will get to work with her husband, which had been her dream.

Sumeet Sachdeva will play the character of Sashank, an accountant with Mahen Kapoor. Actor Karan patel will be seen playing an intense character of Vivan Kapoor. It seems that Ekta is quite impressed with him as it is his seventh serial with Balaji.

Besides Pallavi, a few other fresh faces have also found a place. In ‘Karam Apna Apna’….Rahul Jagtiani (runner up of Gladrags model hunt) is zeroed in to play son to Salil Ankola. Similarly Shriya Bisht (a newcomer from the corporate world) and Karan Kapoor (who has some films to his credit) will play daughter and son of Roopa Ganguly respectively.

Phew…what a huge star cast! The soap seems quite promising and will surely fetch more praises for Balaji.

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