Asit Modi the producer of the hit serial ’ Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ was all set to produce a serious serial titled ’Meri Maa’ with writers like Charudutt Acharya, Rajesh Berry, Jayesh Patil. All these guys would finally report to the creative designer Niraj Naik (UTV) and the project head Niraja Roa.
“Asit had high hopes from the people but none of them actually were fruitful. However, he had boldly declared that he is coming up with a new project wherein he will surely prove to be good at serious deliverance too. The story is based on the lines of film Mother India. He was very confident venturing onto the serious genre he will succeed in making the audiences cry after making them laugh in ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ on Sony Sab,” confirms the source.
“It is sad to note that Mr. Modi’s team will now make the world laugh and the channel cry. The idea of the project was given by the Sony channel and the writers’ team was to develop it further but the story always remained where it was and what kept on developing was the budget…. Phew! The project has been shelved,” adds the source.
Niraja Rao refused to comment. Actually Asit Modi has to take the Media call so kindly contact him.”
Asit says,” Whether, the serial is based on Mother India or not, cannot be revealed. Also on the serial being shelved he adds,” We have some business issues with the channel. We are in the process of sorting it out things which will turn favourable after the issues are sorted out amicably in day or two. On the script he clarifies that the channel is happy the way the script has turned out to be. ”
Well! There seems to be a ray of hope for Meeri Ma. We sincerely hope Asit Modi Ka ‘Ooltah Chashmah’ turns seedha for the channel.
-Lipika Varma/ Sampurn Media