Anjan Srivastav may not be that well known to the current lot of TV viewers who are so fond of Anandi, Akshara, and the Ragini of the world. However, back in 1988, Anjan Srivastav became a household name with 'Wagle Ki Duniya" – the beautiful tale of a middle class Indian man. The show was based on the characters created by the legendary writer/cartoonist R.K. Laxman had scripted this beautiful serial.
22 years later, Mr.Wagle (Anjan Srivastav) will be back on your screens once again, though in a new avatar. The show has been rechristened as 'Detective Wagle". Bharti Achrekar, who played Radhika Wagle is not a part of the show. She"s been replaced by the seasoned actress Sulbha Arya. Though it"s called 'Detective Wagle", Srivastav will not be playing a professional detective in it. He"s there to merely solve societal issues and take up the cudgels on their behalf.
Surprisingly, 'Detective Wagle" will air on Doordarshan. Are the popular Hindi GECs not interested in such a show?
“No, it"s not like that. The show was always made for Doordarshan. It will be a weekly," said a source closely associated with the show.