A Special Report by Bipin Sharma
The stage is set and the countdown has begun for giving the Indian television audience an altogether new experience of portrayal of romance.
Packaged into a mini-series of unique love stories, Sony SAB’s latest show, ‘Khatmal-E-Ishque’ is all ready to go on air on 13th December’2016, and will be aired from Monday to Friday at 22:00 hours only on Sony SAB.
With an exhilarating array of inimitable love stories, the show highlights how one can fall in love when they least expect it, the relevance of patience and grit, and the vital learning of life lessons that love teaches. The experience becomes even more thrilling when the stories depicting the journey of life, takes extraordinary comical twists in the pursuit of love.
Khatmal-E-Ishque is a compilation of short love stories with a span of 15- 20 episodes. The stories are so designed and conceptualized with myriad instances that viewers will draw an instant connect with their real life situations. Each love story is a testament about how love literally conquers all besides suggesting to audiences on ways to deal with various complications in their love lives. One such story, the first in the series, is about the lead actor named Kapil Dev Dinkar (being played by Vishal Malhotra) who plays the role of a traffic cop in Mumbai, and Lovina DeMello (played by actress Umang Jain) who plays the role of a physiotherapist from Goa.
The viewers will have an all out entertainment when they see the two lead actors falling head-over-heels in love with each other. The story will also witness their intense struggle in convincing their families to let them stay together for the rest of their lives.
The first story will feature actors Vishal Malhotra, Umang Jain, Sulbha Arya, Sharat Saxena, and Akhilendra Mishra and host of other actors. Well-known television producer Ashwni Dhir, of ‘Chidiyaghar’ and ‘Lapataganj’ fame, has joined hands with Sony SAB again to produce yet another captivating show.
Noted TV and film actor Vishal Malhotra who plays the lead role, made his film debut in Ken Ghosh’s “Ishq Vishk”. Subsequently, he delivered brilliant performances in films like “Salaam-E –Ishq”, Kaal, “Dor”, “Kismat Konnection”, “Naqaab” and “Kya Mast Hai Life 2”. He has carved a niche for himself playing the role of Dr Ranganath, assistant administrator of Dr. Kotnis General Hospital in Sony Entertainment Television’s serial “Kuch Toh Log Kahenge”. Presently, he is hosting “Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega” with Mona Singh.
In a candid chat with Bipin Sharma, Consulting Editor-Tennews.in, lead actor of “Khatmal-E-Ishque” Vishal Malhotra shared, “I play the role of a traffic cop in Sony SAB’s new show. The job of traffic cops is extremely tough, and challenging as they need to be on their toes incessantly for a very long duration. In the line of their duty, many of them even put their lives to great peril since they get directly exposed to the unprecedented high levels of pollution. To get into the groove of my character and thus do justice to the role of a traffic cop, I stationed myself at a busy traffic juncture or 15 days to make minutest to the most critical and major observations about traffic. The entire exercise, and the time invested was truly rewarding as it enriched me with deep insights into the profession of a traffic cop. Viewers would love to watch the comedy twists in this love saga played by Kapil Dev (name of my character in the show) and Lovina DeMello (played by actress Umang Jain) who plays the role of a physiotherapist from Goa. When the script was discussed with me, I gave my immediate consent as I perceived it to be a “winner script” right from the word go. What makes the new show all the more interesting is the fact that it connects with the lives and situation of every viewer. The audience would feel a strong connect with the story idea as well as with the characters portrayed in the show. I am confident that the audience would give a big thumbs-up to “Khatmal-E-a Ishque”.
Sharing details about his role in the new show, the seasoned Sharat Saxena who has acted in more than 250 Bollywood films, seemed euphoric about his role, and expressed optimism that his role as the tough father of lead character “Kapil Dev” would be appreciated by one and all, primarily as his role would add the much needed comedy component to the show.
Speaking on the occasion, Anooj Kapoor, Senior EVP and Business Head, Sony SAB said, “Khatmal-e-Ishque brings with it some very refreshing and light-hearted romantic stories in episodic mini-series format. All the stories showcase the slice of life depictions, and happen to be unusual and with an unpredictable climax. We have successfully worked in the past with Ashwni Dhir, and are thus pleased to collaborate with him again for our new show Khatmal-e-Ishque.”
Sony Pictures Networks India is in its 21st year in India. Sony SAB was launched in March 2005 as a part of the network of television channels owned by Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. With a core brand promise of ‘Asli Mazaa SAB Ke Saath Aata Hai’, the channel strongly believes in showcasing family humour. Sony SAB, with its impressive line-up of innovative programs and light-hearted content ranging from daily family comedy to path breaking concepts like silent comedy is dedicated to promoting an enjoyable ‘family-viewing’ experience.