BY ARYEMAN RAJ
She is a student, a confidante, an advisor, a lover, a friend, a wife or a mother. A woman has various facets to her life and multitasks to fulfill each role to perfection. Tracing the journey of a typical Indian woman from the confines of her home to the limelight and expectations of political greatness is Sony Entertainment Television’s new fiction show Desh Ki Beti… Nandini. Starting October 7, Desh Ki Beti… Nandini introduces the story of Nandini, a strong, selfless and a socially aware girl who exemplifies kindness and humanity.
Produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms, Desh Ki Beti… Nandini, set in Delhi is a tale that showcases how softness and strength is so delicately juxtaposed in every Indian woman. Hailing from a middle class family, Nandini Pandey (Kirti Nagpure) is a 23 year old, compassionate girl, who works for a wedding planning organisation. At home is a retired government officer father, a homemaker mother, an unemployed brother and a sister studying in college, making Nandini the sole bread winner of her family. Her optimistic approach and ability to connect with anybody is what makes her the ‘mohalle ki laadli’. She is deeply patriotic and socially responsible, enabling her to be the youngest member to manage her housing society council. On the other end of the spectrum is Rajvir Raghuvanshi (Rafi Malik) a young, confident and wealthy young scion of a prominent political family. He has lived a major part of his life outside the country and has limited knowledge about the socio political situation of his homeland. He returns to his family, and especially to his mother, Gayatri Devi (Sujata Sehgal) who is an ambitious politician and whose only dream is to fulfill her deceased husband’s dream of ruling the nation. On the other hand Rajvir is passionate about music, is creatively inclined and has no political ambitions whatsoever. Rajvir and Nandini, the two unlikely protagonists’ whose paths converge to create a saga that forms the stage for exceptional developments and changes the trajectory of their lives.
Speaking on the launch, Sneha Rajani, Senior EVP and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television, said, “At Sony, we believe that television is a reflection of our society. Each show is conceptualized with pronounced shades of realism and aspirations which are extremely relatable to our audiences. ‘Desh Ki Beti… Nandini’ is an extremely refreshing show which we are launching in the 9:00 p.m. slot. The audience today thrives on shows which offer wholesome family entertainment, one that they can all sit and watch together. We hope to deliver on that promise with this compelling story on SET.”
Rashmi Sharma Producer, Rashmi Sharma Telefilms added,” Desh Ki beti Nandini is a very unique and relatable concept. The show is based on a common girl Nandini, who has a very simplistic way of managing everything. Nandini is a responsible daughter and a responsible citizen as well. She is just like one of us, not someone very exceptional. Nandini will make every woman realise the managerial skills that they possess and inspire them. She will make everyone realise that a woman who can manage her family and her relationships so well even in adverse conditions, can also manage the society and the nation efficiently as these are the qualities a nations leader also needs to possess. Besides this, the show also has another side to it, which is a beautiful love story and a very important and grand Character Gayatri who will walk into Nandini’s life, and will change her world completely. Desh Ki Beti….Nandini is a show that every woman will relate to. We are looking forward to our association with Sony and I am confident the viewers will appreciate this show.”
The beautiful and talented Kirti Nagpure essays the role of Nandini, while newcomer Rafi Malik will be making his debut as Rajvir Raghuvanshi. Playing the role of Gayathri Raghuvanshi is Sujata Sehgal, while Suhasini Mulay will be seen as Ambika Raghuvanshi and Manoj Chandila will be playing the role of Abhay, the Raghuvanshi family’s political advisor.