The sequel to the Star Plus' cult show, Diya Aur Baati Hum is titled as Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji was recently launched in Kerala in presence of Bhabho (Neelu Vaghela), who is all set to play a pivotal role in the sequel.
As we had reported earlier, the show will move 20 years post Sooraj and Sandhya's death, but with a fresh story. The show will have Sooraj and Sandhya's daughter Kanak as the main protagonist. Avinash Rekhi has been finalised as the male lead, who will supposedly play an army officer.
The viewers have been waiting to witness the first glimpse of the sequel. Their wait is finally over, as the makers have released the first teaser of the show. Check out the glimpses of the first promo below....
The Strict Matriarch Bhabho
Even after 20 years, the much older Bhabho is as tough as ever. Bhabho will be seen in the bespectacled look in the show. The promo begins with Bhabho tasting the jalebis and the taste reminds Bhabho of her deceased son, Sooraj who owned a famous sweet shop.
Meet Sooraj & Sandhya's Daughter, Kanak
Sooraj and Sandhya's pretty Daughter, Kanak is introduced. She is shown to be preparing jalebis, just like her father. As soon as Bhabho gets to know that Kanak has prepared the jalebis, she refuses to eat them.
Bhabho Refuses To Acknowledge Kanak
For the reasons unknown, Bhabho refuses to acknowledge Kanak as her grand daughter, even though she reminds her of Sooraj and Sandhya. Well, we will have to wait and watch as to how will the story unfold.
Kanak Wants To Win Bhabho's Love
But Kanak immensely loves her grandmother and wants to win her love. It looks like a lot of secrets will be unravelled in the sequel, including the reason behind Bhabho's hatred for her own grand daughter. All in all, the show looks interesting.
Star Plus Dopahar
As we had reported earlier, Star Plus has re-launched its afternoon programming 'Star Plus Dopahar', under which it will cater its viewers with fresh stories beginning from April 3 under 12.30 - 1.30 pm time slot.
The channel is planning to re-launch afternoon shows with 4 new shows with fresh concepts including Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji, which will be aired from April 3 at 1 pm. The sequel will focus on Kanak's journey and how she will win Bhabho's love and carry the legacy of her parents.
The other shows include an Indian adaptation of the popular Turkish show, Fatmagul titled as Kya Kasoor Hai Amla Ka. The other shows include Ek Aastha Aisa Bhi, a tale of a gril who brings fresh perspective on faith and Dhhai Kilo Prem, which is a love story of two overweight people.
Speaking about the same, during the launch, Gaurav Banerjee, Head of Content Studio, Star India said, "Star Plus has always believed in experimenting and got some really brave stories on board. When we decided to open the 7 and 7:30 pm slots with Sasural Genda Phool and Saathiya, little did we know it would become the next primetime slots."
Furthermore, "Audience is hungry for new and good content. Star Plus had some really successful shows in the afternoon band and we are pleased to open the same. With so much competition rising, we had been focussing on our prime time but the time seemed right to widen the airtime. And with these shows we are putting our best foot forward."
"We, at Star Plus, are constantly striving to reframe and reinvent Hindi entertainment television. There is a sizeable television viewing audience in the afternoon. Currently the only options available to these viewers are repeat telecasts," Narayan Sundararaman, General Manager, Star Plus, told a leading entertainment portal.