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The strength of female spirit


A scene from "Love Marriage", a new serial being aired on Zee TV.

It is loosely based on the popular serial on Star World, "Sex and the City''. "But it is more about the city and less about sex,'' avers Mohanjit Mozez Singh, producer of "Love Marriage'', a new serial that went on air on Zee Television this past week.

A story of four women, each from diverse social backgrounds who come to Mumbai in the hope of realising their dreams, "Love Marriage'' revolves around candid and frank admission of the protagonists on love, sex and relationships. "It is not just girlish talk but deeper philosophical aspects of love and marriage that is explored through this fictionalised serial,'' says Mozez Singh.

A completely woman-oriented serial, it is based on extensive research by Zee on what women want on television, claims Partha Pratim Sinha, Zee's Vice-President (Marketing). "The most talked about subject among women is love marriage. So, when Mozez approached us with this theme, we immediately agreed to it,'' says Partha.

The four women around whom the storyline revolves are Anu, a role essayed by Aditi Pratap; Meera played by Kanchan Mirchandani; Sheeba Chadha as Sonali; and Tisca Arora as Kiran. "I am playing a bratty girl who comes from a rich family but who believes in love,'' says Kanchan, who was Aishwarya Rai's buddy in "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam''.

Tisca, who too has made her debut in films like "Platform'' and "Gunahgaar'' says her character, Kiran, has nothing in common with her in real life. "It took a long time for me to say yes to television but since the script sounded fresh, I decided to do it.''

With Manisha Sharma as the director, "Love Marriage'' is an out-and-out woman-oriented show. While the other two girls -- Aditi and Sheeba -- have done a few serials before, this is the first time they have got a chance to portray the strength of the female spirit. No wonder then that they too are upbeat.

By Kannan K.

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