“Naamkaran” is upcoming show on Star Plus. It’s produced by Mahesh Bhatt and Gurudev Bhalla who are producing Udaan on Colors and Rishton Ka Saudagar…Baazigar on Life Ok.
The serial will based on life of Indian film director, producer and screenwriter Mahesh Bhatt.
It will be an adaption of Mahesh Bhatt’s Bollywood film Zakhm (1998). However, there’s a has a small change. Unlike the film, the story will be told from the perspective of a girl.
The role of Shireen i.e. Mahesh Bhatt’s mother will be essayed by popular TV sctress Barkha Bisht. Pooja Bhatt played the part in the film. The father’s role will be played by Viraf Patel who won the Mr India title in 2005. He was last seen on Life OK’s Ek Boond Ishq. Nagarjuna played the role of Mahesh Bhatt’s father in the film.
While Kunal Kemmu and Ajay Devgn essayed Bhatt saab’s role in the film, actress Ashween will do it. She will play the role of young Avni. The child artiste is a new face and the channel have kept her under wraps.
“Namkaran” will replace Star Plus long time running show Diya Aur Baati Hum.
TV actress Sayantani Ghosh will play Viraf’s wife on the show.
As it was shown in the film, Viraf though is married to Sayantani will be also married to a Muslim lady played by Barkha Bisht Sengupta.
The serial will be from the child Avni and the role will be played by child actor Ashween. The serial will show the struggle of the child who fights for her legitimacy caught between Muslim society and a orthodox Hindu family.