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Friday, August 10, 2007
Indian television seems to have an obsession for women-centric stories. Adding to the list of numerous such soaps on various entertainment channels is Star TV's latest offering "Sangam", Fox Television Studios India's second show. The first one is the primetime success titled "Meri Awaaz Ko Mil Gayi Roshni".

The storyline revolves around a small-town girl Ganga and her relationship with her parents. Sangam is the melting pot of simple ideals and strong will power of this intelligent and ambitious girl, played by Jennifer Winget.

The protagonist of the story loves her father deeply and the only dream she is chasing is her father's – that of opening the biggest school in the area. "Although at one point in the serial the audience might feel that her dream will remain unfulfilled, it finally does come true. And that too with an interesting twist," says an excited Jennifer. Giving substance to the story is the numerable hurdles that the vivacious Ganga faces on her path to success.

The actress says that the cast and crew had as much fun on the sets as the audience will have viewing the show. More so because of the picturesque locales where the shooting was done. "The dams are breathtaking. We have mostly shot around Panchgani, keeping in mind that we are portraying the story of a middle-class family," elaborated Jennifer, who was initially nervous about playing the lead. But now she has settled down really well. "I think the character of Ganga has empowered me. I am really inspired by it," she smiles. Perhaps, it's Ganga who has made the actress start keeping more faith in destiny. With a simple and clean plot as its USP, "Sangam" is all set for telecast. Now, it's the audience that will decide its fate.

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