Dangal launches fiction show ‘Jyoti’ replacing ‘Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo’

Jyoti highlights the many issues and social evils that Indian women in middle-class homes are faced with.

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Free to Air Hindi general entertainment channel Dangal has launched a fiction show ‘Jyoti’ for its viewers. This is a women-centric show which mainly revolves around the daily struggles faced by Indian women. ‘Jyoti’ is being aired on Dangal daily at 9 pm with its repeat telecast at 10 am the next day.

Jyoti highlights the many issues and social evils that Indian women in middle-class homes are faced with. The lead role is portrayed by Sneha Wagh as she narrates her sacrifices, dreams and ambitions while being the only earning member in her family. Additionally, Sriti Jha, Srinidhi Shetty, Sameer Sharma, and Varun Khandelwal also play pivotal roles. 

Jyoti is a 511 episode long show which first aired between February 2009 to November 2010. On Dangal, this show is replacing popular Hindi GEC program ‘Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo’ which was focused on the hardships faced by Bharti due to her short height.

Reminiscing about her role, Sneha Wagh, said, “I come from a middle-class family myself and identified with the character of Jyoti due to a lot of commonalities like taking up responsibilities of her home. Jyoti who is the elder daughter is ambitious, responsible, grounded and very relatable by both women and men. This show is very close to me as it helps me look back at both my fight and how I have grown through the years. I am glad that Dangal will now make sure the voice of Jyoti reaches the roots of India, and to every household. I hope it helps everyone to keep going, as it does to me”

On launching Jyoti for its viewers, a Dangal spokesperson said, “In difficult times like these, we have existing problems knocking our door with every step, that we take forward. With such ambiguity around the world, we believe that it is our responsibility to give our viewers the hope and the zeal to keep going and what better way than a show like Jyoti to do the same. The show is rooted in the social system and is extremely relatable to families across our country. We hope that show will help connect with viewers, empower women and create a mark just like Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo did.”​ ​

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Abhinav is the Editor-in-Chief at DreamDTH with over 5 years of experience in covering industry developments. He is passionate about staying appraised of the latest developments in the industry and bringing forth their shortcomings. Specializing in DTH, television, broadcasting, and the entertainment sector, Abhinav is dedicated to exploring the happenings in these dynamic fields. Outside of work, he indulges in podcasts and audiobooks and enjoys unwinding with light-hearted, sci-fi, and thriller shows.

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