Recently, the entire team of Balika Vadhu, the longest running drama on television, came together. The former and the latest cast, Avika Gor, Shashank Vyas, Avinash Mukherjee, Smita Bhansal, Aasiya Kazi, Toral Rasputra and others came together.
Toral was quoted by an entertainment website as saying, "It was great meeting all of them after so long. We had great fun together and Balika Vadhu will always keep us connected."
Posting a picture, Toral wrote on social networking account, "Another evening filled with lots of fun 😍😍 Balika Vadhu reunion 😊😊 Thank u IBN7 for taking this initiative...."
Roop Durgapal too, shared a picture and wrote, "Balika Vadhu reunion last evening. Thanks alot #IBN7 #BTDD @Deshkadevar for getting us all together & a lovely time 😊😊😍😍😍."
Smita Bansal shared a couple of pictures and wrote, "With #anandi and #anandi .. miss the third .. #lifegoeson."
The person whom the actors were missing was the first Anandi, Pratyusha Banerjee!
The show was aired on 21 July, 2008 and the final episode will be aired on 31 July, 2016. The first season was focused on the life journey of Anandi and Jagdish, who were married in childhood. And the second season was about the journey of Anandi's daughter, Dr Nandini who was also a child bride.
The show sensitively portrayed the plight of children, who are forced into marriage, in the name of tradition and have to bear the consequences for the rest of their lives.