Balika Vadhu is all set to return with its second season now. The characters Anandi and Jagya, which were originally played by Avika Gor and Avinash Mukherjee in the first season, will now be essayed by Shreya Patel and Vansh Sayani. In a statement, the young actors expressed their excitement over essaying the characters. Balika Vadhu, as the name suggests, will hightlight the grave issue of child marriage through the trials and tribulations of an innocent child bride, Anandi. The show will capture the journey of Anandi who will take definitive steps to fight and undo the injustice done to her. Balika Vadhu 2 is set against the backdrop of Gujarat.
SHREYA PATEL IS EXCITED TO PLAY ANANDI
Excited about playing Anandi’s character, Shreya Patel said, “I had heard a lot about Balika Vadhu when I was growing up and was very excited when I got a call to audition for Anandi’s character. My family always told me that this character made a very special place in everyone’s heart and I will do my best to take forward the legacy. I feel Anandi and I both are similar in a lot of ways and I am very excited about this new journey.”
BALIKA VADHU CAME AS A PLEASANT SURPRISE FOR VANSH SAYANI
Talking about playing Jigar on Balika Vadhu 2, Vansh Sayani said, “Balika Vadhu came as an amazing opportunity and a very pleasant surprise for me. I was in love with Jigar’s character when I got the brief, because of the playful way he carries himself. I could relate with him at a lot of levels and the audition was also very smooth. I am very grateful and would like to thank my producers and Colors for giving me the opportunity of taking the baton ahead with Balika Vadhu 2.”
NEW PROMO OF BALIKA VADHU 2
Colors TV shared a new promo of Balika Vadhu on July 19 where Anandi’s birth is shown. She is immediately named as the daughter-in-law of a family. Sharing the promo, Colors TV wrote, “Baal Vivah ki iss kupratha ka abhishaap apni maa ki kokh mein hi jhelna pada nanhi si Anandi ko! Issi kupratha ko mitaane laut aayi hai ek nayi Balika Vadhu! #BalikaVadhu2, 9th August se Mon-Fri raat 8 baje se sirf #Colors par (sic).”
Check out the promo here:
ABOUT BALIKA VADHU
Set in rural Rajasthan, Balika Vadhu revolved around the life of a child bride, her struggles and her journey. The TV soap featured Avika Gor, late Pratyusha Banerjee, Shashank Vyas, Avinash Mukherjee, Surekha Sikri, Mahhi Vij and many more. It first premiered on TV on July 21, 2008 and ended in 2016. In Balika Vadhu 2, Anandi will be seen getting married at a young age and then try to adapt to her new life. Audience will also get to see how she breaks the tradition of child marriages. Besides Shreya Patel and Vansh Sayani, Balika Vadhu 2 will also feature Riddhi Nayak Shukla, Ketki Dave, Supriya Shukla, Seema Mishra and Anshul Trivedi in pivotal roles.