Produced by Shakuntalam Telefilms Ltd, NDTV Imagine’s is coming up with a new show titled ‘Devi’, which is based on a true-life incident and brings to light the superstitious beliefs still prevailing in rural India.
Our source informs, “‘Devi’ is the story of a young innocent girl child, Laxmi, who gets branded as the reincarnation of a Goddess. Laxmi is born to an extremely poor family in a drought stricken village, craving for rain. Her father, who is in no position to feed her, decides to abandon her in the village temple. However, at that very moment, the rain gods smile on the village and the three-year long drought is broken. Laxmi is proclaimed to be the bearer of this good fortune and is bestowed the status of a Goddess. While she receives special care and attention, she is also forced to lead an abnormal life, very different from a regular girl her age. The story traces Devi’s exploitation at the hands of the village, entrenched in blind faith and superstition.”
Announcing the show, Shailja Kejriwal, the EVP-Content Imagine says, “Television today is in many ways a reflection of what is happening in our society. ‘Devi’ is one such compelling story, which is based on a real life incident and brings to into limelight the superstitions that have plagued rural India even today. It is a captivating story and will be a real eye opener for our viewers.”
Will Laxmi ever be allowed to lead a normal life or will she forced to carry the burden of being a ‘Devi’? Watch ‘Devi’ on Imagine from January 18, Monday to Friday at 10.00 pm.
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