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Apara Mehta to play modern grandma in Jamai Raja

Jamai Raja

On the launch of ZeeTV's new show 'Jamai Raja'

Popular actress Apara Mehta aka Savita Mansukh Virani of the iconic show ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, will soon be seen playing a modern and contemporary grandmother in the upcoming show "Jamai Raja". She is playing the role of ‘nani’ who prays every morning but modern enough to try nail art and visit a spa very often. She will appear wearing salwar kameez in the show. Nia Sharma, who plays the female lead Roshni in ‘Jamai Raja’, lovingly calls her 'Sexy'. As reported in the leading newspaper, Apara says that she has always wanted to do roles that are different, and ‘Jamai Raja’ that has been produced by Ashwini Yardi and Akshay Kumar under the banner Grazing Goats Pictures, was truly one of them. "I had always told myself I'll never do a role where I am playing a granny with a chandan ki bindi and a white saree. So, at first, when I heard I was approached to play the role of the heroine Roshni's maternal grandmother, I was not sure if I wanted to do it. But when Ashwini (Yardi) told me all about the character being young at heart and someone modern, contemporary and cool, I instantly found the role catchy," she said in a statement. Jamai Raja, will air on Zee TV starting Aug 4, every Monday to Friday at 8:30pm. The show is going to replace ‘Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se’. The plot of ‘Jamai Raja’ revolves around the son-in-law who attempts to repair the alienated relationship between his wife and mother-in-law by smartly using his mind and understanding of human psychology. Apara Mehta is famous for playing the ‘saas’ to perfection in several television shows who began her career as the actress of Gujarati theatre. Besides theatre and television, she had done couple of Bollywood movies like Devdas, Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke.
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