Every man needs a mother and a wife then why not a daughter? While on one hand it is said that a child gives birth to a Mother, then why isn’t the mother accepted in the society without giving birth to a Waaris? While this hard hitting fact persists in our society, &TV presents a social drama Waaris that traces the journey of a girl whose identity is hidden by her mother and has been raised as a boy due to adverse circumstances.a
Set against the backdrop of Punjab, the show is produced by Ashvini Yardi’s Vini Yard Films and is all set to premiere on May 16th, every Monday to Friday at 7.00 pm only on &TV.
Waaris is the story of a child Manpreet, who thoughtlessly obeys everything that his mother says without any questions asked. But his mother Amba had lied… Maa ne jhooth bola tha… and this lie is what sets the momentum of the show. While Manpreet is a girl in reality, her identity has been kept under the wraps and she is known as Amba’s son to the entire village. So starts the journey of Manpreet and the age old feud between the two warring landowners – the Pawanias and the Bajwas in proving their supremacy. The show brings together an ensemble cast that includes names like Aarti Singh as Amba Pawania – Manpreet’s mother, Iqbal Khan as Charan Pawania – Manpreet’s father, Akshay Dogra as Charan’s younger brother Jagan Pawania, Mukesh Khanna as Lalaji Bajwa, Sidhant Suryavanshi as Harjeet Bajwa and the little wonder Sania Tauqeer as Manpreet Pawania.
Talking about the show, Mr. Rajesh Iyer, Business Head, &TV said, “With Waaris, we are now opening up a new time slot and further increasing our original programming hours. The concept of Waaris reflects certain social stigmas that are yet plaguing our society and we believe that a differentiated concept like this will certainly be able to find the share of heart amongst the audiences.”
Ashvini Yardi, Founder Viniyard films said, “Waaris deals with the cultural issue of the girl child in our country. The story deals with a strong mother who guards a fierce secret to protect her child and the well-being of the community they belong to. Set in the heartland of Punjab, Waaris touches your heart immediately through its rich story- telling and its stark characters.”
The show is presented by Patanjali Kesh Kanti and powered by Lemce Socks.
Tune in to watch Waaris starting May 16th, Mon – Fri at 7.00 PM only on &TV!