TV Star Plus’ ‘Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera’ takes a leap. The new faces talk about their challenges

The daily series on Star Plus, Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera, takes a leap of 15 years. The story of brother-sister Ranvijay and Veera will now be essayed by Shivin Narang and Digangana Suryavanshi.

The serial’s mainstay, Veera, will be shown as living and studying in a city where she has grown up to be a street-smart and modern girl. “Veera is today’s girl. There is no conscious effort to make a heroine out of her,” says Digangana adding that Veera is one of the strongest characters on Indian television today because she is real, human and does not cater to an idealistic image. The young actor feels that the best thing about the show as a whole is that it is focussed on a brother-sister relationship, which is a love story of its own kind. Ranvijay, Veera’s brother, on the other hand, will also be portrayed as a grown up but in the village of Pritampura. His character, unlike Veera’s, is shy and he is more of an introvert. Shivin Narang believes that the most challenging aspect of his role is stepping into the shoes of characters people already love and accept in a certain way.

He says it is a huge responsibility to take forward the work of the child actors — Harshita Ojha and Bhavesh Balchandani — who played the lead roles so far. “People essentially love the characters first and the actors later but if they love them enough they will watch to see what is the next phase in their journey,” says Narang of Channel V’s ‘Suvreen Guggal’ fame.

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The best thing is that it is focussed on a brother-sister relationship

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