With supernatural shows like "Naagin" and "Sasural Simar Ka" being the latest trend on television, garnering massive viewership, Zee TV is all set to introduce a new fiction show, named "Vishkanya — Ek Anokhi Prem Kahaani," with a supernatural theme and an interesting storyline.
"Vishkanya — Ek Anokhi Prem Kahaani" will revolve around Aparajita (Appu), who has grown up under the surveillance of her overprotective mother Kalpana. Isolated from the rest of the world, Appu has never been allowed to step out of her house. As the story progresses, viewers will learn Appu is one in a long line of Vishkanyas, and her mother Kalpana has been raising her in order to use her poison as a weapon to seek revenge from her enemies.
Aishwarya Khare will play the role of the protagonist Appu while Vin Rana will essay the role of Malay Mittal. Popular actress Rohini Banerjee will make a comeback to television with the role of Kalpana while veteran actress Kashish Duggal will be seen as Nandita Mittal, Malay's mother.
"Vishkanya is a part of our constant endeavor of presenting audiences with different flavors of entertainment. Zee TV has consistently led the weekday 8 to 10:30 PM band across GECs and introducing this novel, differentiated concept at 6:30 PM, we aim to further fortify our early primetime band. A unique, modern-day fairytale romance set against the backdrop of a revenge thriller, Vishkanya has elements of mystique, intrigue and drama needed to excite the viewers, [sic]" Pradeep Hejmadi, Zee TV Business Head, said in a statement.
"We're excited to partner with Zee TV in presenting this dark romance. In the show, while the protagonists come to terms with their curse gradually, the audience is aware of the situation all through and will feel connected with the couple. They will long for an impossible culmination where the two lovers are liberated from this curse. While the love story forms the forefront of this tale, there are other layers such as family clashes, social and cultural contrasts, revenge, age old secrets that will make the show even more intriguing, [sic]" said producers from Peninsula Pictures.
"Vishkanya – Ek Anokhi Prem Kahaani" will be aired March 28 onwards from Monday to Saturday at 6:30 p.m.