Mumbai: &TV is presenting for the first time on Indian television an untold and unheard story on Mahadev’s Baal Roop in its brand-new mythological show, ‘Baal Shiv’, premiering on August 31, at 8:00 pm, airing every Monday to Friday.
The show will depict the untold mythical Katha of the mother and son, Mahasati Anusuya and Baal Shiv, and their eternal bond. Lord Shiva had taken several avatars but had never experienced childhood and a mother’s love. Considered Infinite and the Unborn, Lord Shiva’s marriage to Devi Parvati helped him find a balance. As Prakriti and Purush, Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati complemented and completed each other. However, his hermit nature often concerned Devi Parvati as she felt he lacked an understanding of domiciliary duties. To fulfill Devi Parvati’s wish, Mahadev took the Baal Roop and became a dutiful son of Mahasati Anusuya to experience maternal love and fulfill his family duties.
Produced by Zee Studios, the show will have an impressive ensemble of stellar star cast, comprising of Aan Tiwari as Baal Shiv, Mouli Ganguly as Mahasati Anusuya, Siddharth Arora as Mahadev, Shivya Pathania as Devi Parvati, Krrip Kapur Suri as Asur Andhak, Praneet Bhatt as Narad Muni, Danish Akhtar Saifi as Nandi, Dakssh Ajit Singh as Indra, Anjita Poonia as Indrani, Ravi Khanvilkar as Archarya Dandpani, Rajeev Bhardwaj as Rishi Atri, Pallavi Pradhan as Maina Devi, amongst others.
Talking about the show, Vishnu Shankar, Business Head – &TV, says, “Indian mythology is a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and our fascination with them is limitless. We’ve all grown up hearing them so many times and yet we never miss a chance to revisit them. Among these are the legends and tales of Lord Shiva and his various avatars. However, there is one roop that is rarely spoken about and that is his Baal Roop. At &TV we are proud to present for the first time on Indian television this untold, unseen story of Mahadev’s Baal Roop, through our show ‘Baal Shiv’. Through this show, we want to narrate the tale of his childhood and the beautiful relationship he shares with his mother Anusuya. We invite all our viewers and Lord Shiva’s ardent devotees to watch and enjoy the show wholeheartedly.”
Adding to this, Anshul Khullar, Business Head, Zee Studios, says, “We at Zee Studios are pleased to bring an unheard story and another unique concept on-air called Baal Shiv. We all have grown up listening to stories of Lord Shiva, but this endearing story of Baal Shiv is a welcome change in the mythological space of Indian Television. The energy and the excitement with which this project is being worked upon is unprecedented. I sincerely hope that our audiences like this initiative and fall in love with the characters, the show, and Baal Shiv.”
Sharing his excitement on portraying Baal Shiv, little Aan Tiwari says, “I am very happy to be a part of the show and play Baal Shiv’s role. Lord Shiva is my most favorite deity, and I worship him. I know his stutis by heart and can recite them effortlessly.”