Here's some good news for Colors' longest-running show, "Balika Vadhu." While rumours were doing the rounds that the show would bring the curtains down soon, latest reports suggest the daily soap will return with a new season.
According to a report in Tellychakkar.com, "Balika Vadhu" will take a 15-year leap with the new season and also introduce a fresh cast. In the second instalment, the show will narrate the story of yet another girl named Anandi and highlight the evils of child marriage.
With this development, veteran actress Surekha Sikri, who played the role of Dadisa, Toral Rasputra aka Anandi and Rajeshwari Sachdev aka Mangala will exit the show. The report further said Dadisa and Mangala will die before the first season ends. However, the fate of Anandi is unknown as of now.
Confirming the news, Surekha told the web portal she was now looking forward to do more challenging roles. "Balika has been one phenomenal journey for me. With my character coming to an end, I look forward to some more challenging roles," she said.
Earlier, there were reports that "Balika Vadhu"-maker Sphere Origin was planning to introduce a new show, which would replace the ongoing daily soap. The new show was also said to be in its initial stage of development. "The makers of the show, Sphere Origin are now planning to roll out a new show which would replace Balika Vadhu. However, the plot line of the new show is yet to be disclosed and they are working rigorously on the same, [sic]" a source had told India Forums.
"Balika Vadhu," which was launched in 2008, gained immense love from its viewers with its unique concept of child marriage and excellent performance by the cast. Over the past years, the family drama with a social message highlighted various issues such as adult education, adoption and widow remarriage.