serial which has been produced and directed by Aroona Irani was
launched with a media conference in Mumbai on Wednesday at the Tulip
Star Hotel and will start airing from 2 February.
Among those present were Aroona Irani, her husband Kuku Kohli,
Kiran Kumar (who described his role in the serial as the best role
he has ever played on television so far) and Sahara senior vice
president programming Tripti Sharma.
First and foremost, Irani cleared all doubts that the serial has
been inspired from the famous Hindi film Waqt. She said,
"This is not true. Waqt is the only Hindi film that
was based on an earthquake tragedy. Just because my serial has an
earthquake in the story does not mean that my eyes were on Waqt
while penning the story of Zameen Se Aassman Tak."
still from 'Zameen Se Aassman Tak'
Zameen Se Aassman Tak which will be aired Mondays to Thursdays
at 10 pm, is a family drama; the story of which is somewhat on these
lines - An earthquake hits protagonist Balraj Thakur's (Kiran Kumar)
life, he gets separated from his wife (Aroona Irani), and his daughter
(Jeevidha of Yeh Dil Aashiqana) is forced to dance in a bar
because she has no money to cure the old lady who shelters her.
Balraj subsequently marries Meera (Sudha Chandran). Thus, Balraj
has two families. Any prizes for guessing that dramatic situations
follow between the two families?
In an earlier interview to indiantelevision.com, Irani had
said that this serial would see the light of day in September or
October 2003. When we asked about the delay, she admitted, "Yes.
The serial got delayed by about four months." But why, we wanted
to know. The lady took the blame on herself. "In this serial,
I was involved with the story, production, direction and acting.
Plus, I am constantly monitoring Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand
and Tum Bin Jaoon Kahan. Being a daily, we wanted to bank
at least 60 episodes before flagging off. Hence, the delay."
To another query by indiantelevision.com whether she found
any difference in the style of functioning compared to Zee and Star
Plus with whom she has been working for quite some time now, Irani
smartly quipped, "Please don't ask me to differentiate between
my three children."
Come 2 February and we shall know how Irani's new baby is! Can
she reproduce her Midas touch of Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand?
One thing is for sure... Sahara Manoranjan needs it more than Irani.
Besides Aroona Irani, Kiran Kumar, Jeevidha and Sudha Chandran;
the other players in the show are Dharmesh Vyas, Noopar, Yash, Satyen
Kapoo, Rajiv Paul, Rajeev Verma and Hansika Motwani.