'Balika Vadhu" will no longer be a balika(child). The popular
daily soap 'Balika Vadhu" is about to undergo a 'sea" change. In
the middle of July, Avika Gor, the popular child artiste who has
been playing the eponymous part for over two years now will exit
Yes , 'Balika Vadhu". is undergoing a generation leap. In
mid-July the child-bride Avika Gor will grow up by 5 years. The
girl chosen to replace Avika Gor is Pratyusha Banerjee from
Jamshedpur who has never on screen before.
Sources from the channel Colors say Pratyusha was chosen for her
lack of experience.
“We wanted a completely new face. The reason why Saakshi
Tanwar"s character didn"t work in 'Ballika Vadhu" was because she
already had a very strong image," says the channel source.
Adds Rajesh Kamat, the CEO, Colors, “"Balika Vadhu" is our
flagship show that focused on an innocent child bride, Anandi, and
how early marriage impacts her life. The show marked the beginning
of meaningful entertainment on Indian television. Now, as a logical
extension to the storyline the show will be taking a five year leap
to portray the problems faced by child brides as they grow into
their roles from being just playmates to their husbands to taking
on the responsibility of a marriage. The leap is expected to be
incorporated into the show mid-July."