Now that’s a bit too much, even for the accomplished filmmaker, no?
Saraswatichandra - Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s first TV show was launched on February 25, replacing Mujhse Kuchh Kehti…Yeh Khamoshiyaan in the 7:30 pm time slot on Star Plus. It stars Jennifer Winget, Gautam Rode, Monica Bedi and others. About the serial the producer-director SLB says, “I just have one wish that we make a good serial, the actors do a good job and it runs for 2,000 episodes…and may it become the biggest and most memorable serial!”
We are sure the soap opera will have great production values, the actors will do a decent job too and it will indeed go a long way. But will Saraswatichandra run for seven years, which is how long it would take to last as long as Bhansali wants – now that is a debatable topic, don’t you think?
Imagine watching a show that is essentially a blend of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas for seven long years! Frankly, we can’t even picture it in our heads…in a manner of speaking, that is. Then again, if Ekta Kapoor’s Kyunki… Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi can beam into living rooms for eight years, why can’t Saraswatichandra last at least that long, no?
We shudder to think about the fate of the show seven years from now. For all you know, just two years down the line, SLB may find inspirational dope pouring in from his films Guzaarish and Black to support the oh-so-long storyline of the tele-serial. Wait and watch…