Silk route

Soap with a bubble
Resham Dankh : Soap with a bubble

It has all the ingredients that go into making a family drama — high emotions, drama, suspense, romance, sacrifice, humour and the ultimate betrayal.

Resham Dankh Monday to Thursday on Star One is based on a Gujarati play and centres around young parents and their unconditional love for their children. The story highlights the highs and lows of an urban Indian family with a modern outlook but with traditional ethos. The family is in silk business or resham. The serial has a long list of star cast, including Mouli Ganguly, Apara Mehta and Sumit Raghavan. It also marks the comeback of veteran telly star Sulabha Deshpande after a long hiatus, essaying the role of Janaki Mausi.

"It is one of the best serials we’ve ever done," says J.D Majethia of Hats Off Production of Instant Khichdi and Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai. —NF

Soni Razdan returns

Soni Razdan
Soni Razdan 

She sure is a many-splendoured lady. Debuting on the small screen in Buniyaad in 1987 she did serials like Sahil, Gaatha and Papa Kehte Hain. In 2002, she turned to direction with Hamare Tumhare on Zee TV, a take-off on the Michelle Pfieffer-George Clooney starrer, One Fine Day. Soni Razdan is back on TV with Sony’s Aisa Desh Hai Mera. She plays Kanwaljeet’s estranged wife who comes back from London.

"She suited the role perfectly. I was looking for someone who would resemble a Britisher coming from London and at the same time who is well versed with Hindi. It’s a meaty role and the serial will now have new twists and turns," says director Manish Goswami.

According to Soni, "The role was appealing. I am also writing a script and so I have some spare time I can devote to TV. I love the medium." One look at her after so many years, it appears the medium loves her as well.