Mumbai : The mere mention of ‘Aladdin’ takes one back in time to the middle eastern era of lavish palaces and vast deserts, flying carpets and the quest for the magic lamp. Sony SAB gears up to take viewers on an adventure with the launch of an epic, Aladdin:Naam Toh SunaHoga. With a generous dose of magic and mystery, this show is based on the age-old fantasyof a 20-year old boy, Aladdin, and his trysts with love and fate.This show premieres on August 21, Monday to Friday at 9 PM only on Sony SAB.
Produced by NissarParvez and Alind Shrivastavaof Peninsula Pictures, Sony SAB’s Aladdin will retell the legendary folklore in a grander avatar, action packed, yet amusing scenarios with a contemporary twist. The lion-hearted character of Aladdin is played by none other than Siddharth Nigam.He is a charismatic rebel who gets his work done promptly with his smooth-talkingskills and street smartness. Alovable rogueand ahopeless romantic,Aladdinis forced to become a thief by his uncle and aunt owing to certain personal obligations and burdens of his family’s past. Heshares a beautiful relationship with his Ammiplayed by Smita Bansal, who is his biggest strength as well as weakness.
Paired opposite Aladdin is Yasmine, the feisty princess of Baghdad, played by Avneet Kaur. Unlike a stereotypical princess, Yasmine is a fighter, the first one to voice her opinion or challenge any wrong doing. A pro at self-defense with excellent swordsmanship, Yasmine adds romance and action into the life of Aladdin.Another important character is that of Aladdin’s father, Omar (Girish Sachdev) who is at the crux of all the struggles that he’s been through and has a crucial role to play in Aladdin’s future and, a pathway to his bright future. The show will also bring alive popular peripheral characters on-screensuch as, Zafar (Amir Dalvi), the power-hungry evil Wazir,who will constantly be at loggerheads with Aladdin,histhrifty Chacha(BadrulIslam) and Chachi(Gulfam Khan) and Yasmine’s parents Sultan Shahnawaz (Gyan Prakash)and Sultana(YashuDhiman). Aladdin’s adventures lead him to the ‘Chirag’, a magical lamp; this is the central motive onwhich the story revolves.
Neeraj Vyas, Business Head, Sony SAB, PAL, Hindi Movies and Music said “Aladdin is Sony SAB’s latest offering, keeping up the channel’s promise of providing happiness to its viewers. This show will bring to life Aladdin’s age-oldyet always refreshing tale,dotted with characters that we have been familiar with during our growing-up years.Aimed at setting new standards of television programming, the show will entertain viewers with its grand sets, storytelling with a contemporary twist and superior production quality. I am confident that Aladdin will soon develop a loyal SAB fan following.”
Nissar Parvez, Co-Founder, Peninsula Pictures Pvt. Ltd. commented “It is a privilege bringing to life the epic tale of Aladdin, the story we have all grown up listening to. To present a modern-day adaptation of the larger-than-life story, the largest and grandest show on television today – we have pooled all our strengths. An iconic story like Aladdin cannot be showcased any other way. We at Peninsula Pictures are glad to associate with Sony SAB for the same.”
The extraordinary tale of an ordinary hero, Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga will premiere from August 21, Monday to Friday at 9 PM on Sony SAB