Mumbai: Colors is set to launch new fiction show ‘Roop – Mard Ka Naya Swaroop’ starting 28th May 2018, airs every Monday to Friday at 9 pm. The show Produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Ltd, hopes to change these age old typecasts as the young 8-year-old boy – Roop questions sensitivities of a patriarchal society that decides how men and women ought to behave.
Commenting on the show, Manisha Sharma, Programming Head – Colors said, “The most beautiful part about Roop’s character is that he’s been born into a family with three sisters. By default, he loves helping his mom and playing with his sisters, which in the real world isn’t considered appropriate for boys. As an 8-year-old boy, Roop is very confused as to why the universe is pushing girls to become inspectors, pushing girls to drive but look down upon boys who want to study home -science, enjoy stitching or cooking. He’s very perplexed because his father is a daroga who thinks men should be very macho and should play with guns to show their manhood. Like our other shows on social issues, this one is going to touch upon the fact that why in the new world must a man establish his manhood through things which are aggressive and violent.”
Producer Rashmi Sharma from Rashmi Sharma Telefilms further elaborated saying, “We may believe that we have evolved towards modern thinking but the truth is that deep down, we still harbor certain preconceptions that go unquestioned. Why does our daughter get a kitchen set while the son plays with a car? This thought needs to be relooked and with Roop – Mard ka Naya Swaroop’, we are attempting to bring a positive change in the mindset that prevails in today’s society.”
Roop attempts to leave the idea of ‘Beti ko Beta Banao’ behind and embrace the idea ‘Bete ko Beti Jaise Banao’. Roop – Mard Ka Naya Swaroop brings together a stellar cast of well-established actors whose strong portrayal of characters makes the show an enthralling proposition for viewers.
Along with Afaan Khan, Yash Tong, Mitaali Nag and Vaishali Thakkar, Roop – Mard Ka Naya Swaroop will feature an ensemble cast with Nikki Sharma (Himani – Sister of Roop), Ananya Agarwal (Jigna – Sister of Roop) and Tasheen Shah (Kinjal – Sister of Roop) in pivotal roles.