Here's exciting news for fans of television actress Tinaa Dattaa, who rose to popularity as Ichcha of "Uttaran". The popular actress has apparently been approached to play the lead in a new show.
The untitled show will deal with the sensitive subject of surrogacy. To be produced by Shashi Sumeet Productions, the TV series is a remake of the Bollywood film "Chori Chori Chupke Chupke," which starred Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta.
Tinaa is apparently in talks with the makers and if the deal gets sealed, she will play the role of Rani, who longed to have a kid in the film. Apparently, Kritika Kamra and Sanjeeda Sheikh were also in talks for the same role, but rumour has it that Tinaa bagged the role. "Tinaa will most likely play the lead role, that of the wife longing to have a kid," a source told Tellychakkar.com.
Meanwhile, Siddharth Shukla, who is popularly known as Shivraj Shekhar of "Balika Vadhu," has been roped in to play the male lead, while Jasmin Bhasin, whose show "Tashan-E-Ishq" will end in September, is likely to play Preity's role.
In the past couple of months, Hindi television industry has started exploring quite challenging concepts, thereby breaking the stereotype of saas-bahu dramas. The fairly new show "Shakti-Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki," which deals with the subject of transgender, is one such example. The show's lead character, played by Rubina Dilaik, is a transgender and viewers have been lauding the show makers as well as Rubina on Twitter for introducing the unique concept on television.
In other news, there were reports that another Bollywood film "Pardes" was going to be remade into a TV show. Drashti Dhami and Shaleen Malhotra were apparently been finalised as the lead pair.