As Zee TV comes with the remake of “Khela”, lead actor Sanjeeda Sheikh shares the details with us
Hindi filmmakers have made a killing by remaking Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films into Hindi. Some have taken an even easier path merely dubbing South Indian films into Hindi and making a good profit by showing the films in North India. Now it seems that the trend of remaking a regional hit is catching on television as well.
Zee TV is now charting new territory by remaking the famous Bangla serial Khela (Game) which was shown on Zee Bangla about a decade ago. Now called Badalte Rishton Ki Dastan in its Hindi avatar, the serial stars Sanjeeda Sheikh in the pivotal role with Additi Gupta, Kiran Karmarkar and Abhinav Shukla providing solid support. The decision to remake the Bangla serial stemmed from the enormous popularity enjoyed by the family drama on television.
Says Sanjeeda, “The show has enough masala to keep the audiences hooked from day one. My character’s name is Meera, who is an independent strong-willed girl. It’s a story of one woman standing up for another woman where love and unity triumph against evil. I am sure that I will make the audience laugh and cry.”
Sanjeeda, who loves dancing in real life, having won Nach Baliye-3 contest with Aamir Ali, now her husband, is looking forward to showing her skills in the serial too. “It is a family serial and I am sure there must be some wedding or sangeet sequences where I will get a chance to dance.” She goes on to tell that Madhuri Dixit is the best dancer in the film industry, “I can never accept anyone else doing “Dhak Dhak”. She dances from the heart. I also like Shilpa Shetty as she is the one who does Indian as well as Western dances. Kareena Kapoor is not a great dancer but she is fun to watch. I like watching her as an audience.”
The serial is shot in Delhi, Dhanaulti and Rishikesh and Sanjeeda feels it will give the serial an authentic touch unlike others which are shot only indoors.
She is confident that the serial will click with the Hindi speaking audience.
“The creativity aspect of the show is very strong and the concept is very good The comfort factor emanates from the fact that we know what we are going to do in the next 10-15 episodes which helps us in moulding the character very well.”
The show airs Monday to Friday on Zee TV at 10 pm.