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Laado goes the Damini way

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So, the much needed boost to the Colors show 'Na Aana Iss Des Laado" has been provided in the form of an attempt to rape and murder of a maid by Ammaji"s son Gajender. This will see the protagonist bahu Sia standing up against the family trying to get justice for the deceased.

That"s sound like a fine track, the only glitch though is that haven"t we seen such scenes before on TV. However, this particular story was made famous by Meenakshi Sheshadri in the 1993 blockbuster Damini. Sheshadri played Damini, wife of Shekhar Gupta (Rishi Gupta) whose brother rapes their maid Urmi. Damini goes against her own family and eventually brings the culprits to the book. In her quest for justice, Damini's relationship with her husband suffer.

Similar scenes will unfold in Laado, where Gajender (Anand Goradiya) attempts to rape the maid Gunja. Gajendra threatens to rape Gunja at gunpoint. In the ensuing scuffle, Gunja is shot dead. Sia (Natasha Sharma) is hell bent on getting justice for the deceased. So, she goes against her in-laws. As usual, Ammaji will abuse power to save her son. Relations between Raghav (Aditya Redij) and Sia will suffer as a result.

When contacted Natasha Sharma said, “The track is somewhat similar to Damini. Sia has always opposed Ammaji"s decisions but her own marital situation took the focus away from bringing about a change in her household, village and the society. This incident is going to be a rude shock to Sia and she will be prepared to take on Ammaji again. I am sure the viewers would like to see justice delivered."

A source closely associated with the show says, “Yes, there"s no denying that the track is inspired from Damini. In the present times, where audience loyalty is very inconsistent, it"s important to keep coming up with such high points in the show. The novelty factor is there in the initial period, but after a year and a half the viewers get familiar with all the characters. Thus you need new tracks to win back your audience."

The ugly scenes will air tonight. History shows that high drama has always yielded good TRPs for Laado. Anand Goradiya is among the finest actors on television today. Trust him to be at his evil best while trying to rape poor Gunja.

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