The mythological show ‘Mahabharat’ is going off air after a successful run of 11 months.Star Plus is replacing the epic show with a daily soap, Nisha Aur Uske Cousins that will go on air from August 18, Monday to Saturday at 8:30 pm. The show highlights relationships between cousins who are related by blood and also the friends one keeps forever. Targeted at the youth, the show also aims to capture the differences of opinion and friction caused by the generation gap between the elders of the family and the youngsters, especially when it comes to topics like careers, relationships, lifestyle and fashion choices.
The show has been produced by Sukesh Motwani’s (the former fiction programming head of Zee TV) Bodhi Tree Productions. Adds Motwani, “Cousins hold a special place in our lives. They are our first friends, first play buddies, rivals and partners in crime. There are some episodes in our lives that only our cousins can relate to. ‘Nisha Aur Uske Cousins’ showcases that bond.”
Based in a joint family in Jaipur, ‘Nisha Aur Uske Cousins’ brings to the viewers a bunch of motley characters who are relatable and real – whether it is the “shy romantic geeky” cousin, the “beautiful attention-seeking” cousin or the cousin who is the natural leader and who everyone looks up to, each character has been beautifully etched out. While none of the cousins’ fear dreaming big, their only terror is the fear of confronting the head of the family, Dadaji.
The story revolves around how despite living in a patriarchal system, each of them wants to break free to achieve what is unconventional and not stereotypical in a traditional family.
Aneri Vajani will be seen doing a grand hero like entry in the new show Nisha Aur Uske Cousins. She has climbed the famous Jaipur fort for this first episode of the show which will be aired on 18th August.
She will be playing a protagonist who is a tomboy. Breaking the usual stereotype of actresses’ elegant entries.