&TV launching 2 new mythological shows

Zee Entertainment Enterprises owned Hindi GEC channel &TV is all set to present two captivating stories – ‘Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrath Kathayein’ premiering on January 21st, 2020 at 9:00 pm and ‘Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram’ premiering on January 7th, 2020 at 9:30 pm, every Monday-Friday.

Produced by Peninsula Pictures, the story of Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram will present the true essence and purpose behind Hanumanji’s ‘bhakti’ towards Lord Ram, capturing many unexplored aspects of his power and devotion. The show will feature a stellar ensemble cast including Ekagra Dwivedi essaying the lead character of Bal Hanuman; Sneha Wagh and Jiten Lalwani as Anjani and Kesari (Lord Hanuman’s parents) respectively, along with television actor Nirbhay Wadhwa essaying the ferocious character of Bali.

Celebrating this boundless devotion, celebrity Manoj Tiwari, graciously lent his melodious voice for a soulful rendition of the universally hymned Hanuman Chalisa at the grand launch of the show in Delhi, followed by the show title track Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram.

Showcasing another fresh narrative on the pure devotional connection between the Deity and Devotee, &TV presents ‘Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrat Katheyein’ produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms. Maa’s guidance comes in the form of various vrats – the stories behind them, the reasons, the beliefs and the right way of performing them.

Conveying a message of the ultimate triumph for the sincerely devoted, in a storytelling format, the show marks the comeback of popular Bollywood actress Gracy Singh as Santoshi Maa. It also features Tanvi Dogra portraying the role of Swati, an ardent Maa devotee, who tackles various life’s problems under the guidance of Santoshi Maa and Ashish Kadian, who is portraying the role of Indresh.

Commenting on the two new show offerings, Vishnu Shankar, Business Head, &TV said, 

“It is said that where there is a devotee, there is God. Devotion is that one true path which brings the devotee closer to his God and brings God closer to his beloved devotee. That is why it is believed that the cosmos/universe is incomplete without devotion. Bringing alive this spirit of devotion, &TV is launching two new shows – Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram and Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrath Kathayein. While in one show, ‘Shiromani’ Hanuman takes birth in a ‘vanar roop’ to seek blessings of his ‘aradhyay’ Lord Shri Ram and helps Him destroy the evil Ravana; in the second one, Santoshi Maa’s guides her ardent devotee Swati through the medium of ‘vrath-kathay’, which serve as a source of strength and enables her to tackle challenges successfully and live a happier life. Also, on popular demand, we have brought back Gracy Singh as Santoshi Maa and we hope our viewers, old and new, are excited to see her. Through both these shows, we hope to inspire and intensify the spirit of devotion in our audience’s heart.”

Commenting on Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri show, Producers, Alind Srivastava and Nissar Parvej, Peninsula Pictures said, 

“As a genre, mythology breaks through various demographic barriers. Our show Paramavatar Shri Krishna got a great response from the audience. With ‘Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram’ we intend to narrate previously untold stories of Lord Hanuman from his childhood. We have all grown up hearing his stories and our show will further throw light on his childhood and his equation with his family. The show will highlight different facets of Lord Hanuman’s life and showcase why he is called the ‘param bhakt’ of Lord Shri Ram”.

Commenting on Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrath Katheyein, Rashmi Sharma from Rashmi Sharma Telefilms said

“Storytelling is an innately human quality; one that crosses cultures and languages. When it comes to mythology, viewers have always received stories of deities with open arms and utmost admiration. With ‘Santoshi Maa- Sunaye Vrat Kathayein’ we wanted to bring to the audience the authentic stories behind Vrats and their deep-rooted meanings and showcase their relevance in today’s life situations.”

Through this show, I feel viewers will get to understand the true stories and meaning behind every vraths and through these, find their own solutions to various problems.”Talking about his character, Indresh in the show, actor Aashish Kadiyan said, “The character of Indresh is that of a loving husband to Swati (Tanvi Dogra), an ardent devotee of Santoshi Maa. He is a staunch follower of Lord Shiva. He is sharp yet innocent and silently helps the needy. His father means the world to him and out of sheer respect, he obeys every command of his and not able to draw a line between right and wrong on any advice given by him. In due course of time, he and his wife face several hurdles in their marriage and they overcome these through Santoshi Maa’s guidance and support to Swati. I am grateful to get this opportunity to work on a show of this stature and with Gracy Ji.”

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