'Directed by Rakesh Sarang (Sarhadein, Aashirwad, Aandhi),
the show will premiere on 10 April.
The show is about a middle class female protagonist Saaksshi Singh,
who is committed to redressing the wrong. She has the courage and
determination to break all norms and conventional moulds to follow
her own calling in life. Her brother has been missing for seven
years and since then she has never been able to come to terms with
the loss. She believes that her calling in life is to fight injustice
and hence enlists herself as an undercover operative in an anti-terrorist
squad, a professional that demands complete detachment of all emotional
Thus begins her struggle to battle chauvinism and strike a perfect
balance between her two lives- one of a sweet middle class daughter
and the other of a tough undercover operative. She soon finds herself
caught in the tumultuous world of an anti-terrorist squad that advocates
complete commitment to duty and detachment from emotions to succeed
in their missions.
Speaking at a media meet, Cinevistaas' managing director Sunil
Mehta said, "Mouli Ganguly was our only choice for Saaksshi's
role. She is simply brilliant."
"In the past, Indian television has always portrayed women
as submissive and dutiful hhousewives and mothers, whose lives perpetually
revolved around their families. However, in today's day and age,
the Indian woman is increasingly aware of her capabilities and is
garnering her courage and determination to make a mark in male dominated
professions. Saaksshi is the channel's endeavour to explore
the various facets of the contemporary Indian woman, who aspires
to take up a dynamic professiondespite stiff challenges," offered
SET India executive vice president - programming & response
Ganguly, who recently opted out from Balaji's late night show on
Star Plus because she thought she was stagnating as an actress,
sounded extremely upbeat. "In Saaksshi, I will be doing
something really different after a long time," she said, adding,
"I am doing somew kicking and boxing in the serial. There are
some professionals who are helping me out. It's very challenging."
The male protagonist Soni (A Mouthful Of Sky, Ravi Chopra's
Baghban and Sony's aggressively marketed Jassi Jaissi
Koi Nahin) informed, "I am back on television and enjoying
every minute of it. In this serial, I play Shekhar Gupta who is
Saaksshi's boss in the anti-terrorist squad. Some officials are
against her, but I see the talent and the passion she has to make
it. I stand by her. I am quite liking the fact that I am doing a
lot of stunts in this portrayal."
Speaking to indiantelevision.com, Cinevistaas' Chairman Prem Kishen
said, "Our experience with Sony Entertainment Television has
been really heartwarming. Our last show before this one, Crime
Patrol, aired on SET, has done pretty well. There is no reason
why Saaksshi should not do much better."
Whether the channel's dream and the actors' optimism on the show
will prove correct, we will soon know.