Colors launches new show 'Durga Aur Charu'

Mumbai: Through their daughters in Colors’ new show Durga Aur Charu, the late Bondita and Anirudh Roy Chowdhary's legacy from one of the most adored television sitcoms, Barrister Babu, continues.

Durga is her mother's shadow, whereas Charu is her soul. The show follows the lives of two sisters who are related by blood but who had quite different upbringings as a result of being split up when they were young. The program, which is made by Shashi Sumeet Productions, will debut on 12 December and air every day at 8:30 p.m.

For the starring roles as two sisters, Durga and Charu, the channel has cast well-known performers Aurra Bhatnagar and Vaishnavi Prajapati.

Viacom18 Hindi Mass Entertainment chief content officer Manisha Sharma said, "Delivering stories that strike a chord with our viewers has always been our focus at Colors. Such was the story of Barrister Babu, a show that enjoyed incredible success and love from the audience. Continuing its legacy, our new fiction show Durga Aur Charu traces the heartfelt journey of Bondita and Anirudh’s daughters, who are raised in two different environments, resulting in having contrasting personalities. As we present a fresh chapter and the continuation of the popular show, we hope to receive the same love and appreciation with Durga and Charu."

Durga (Aurra Bhatnagar), a modest and pessimistic child, and her street-smart older sister Charu are the subjects of the film Durga Aur Charu, which is set in the period before and after independence (Vaishnavi Prajapati). The two sisters are living separately and are unaware of one another. Due to their varied upbringings, they are as different as chalk and cheese. While Charu, Durga's sister, is fierce, loud, and excels in academics, Durga is reserved, quiet, and depends on doing acrobatics to support herself. The former is raised by con artists, whereas the latter is adopted by wealthy parents.

Producer Shashi Mittal said, "Durga aur Charu is a period drama set during the British colonial era that traces the journey of two siblings who not only lose their parents but also get separated at a young age. But eventually destiny brings them together, and their relationship is tested through several emotional adversaries. With our shows, we always aim to deal with various themes that impact our societal thinking in some way or another. Our association with Colors has been a fruitful one, we have had the opportunity to work with the best team with creative freedom, and we hope that with Durga Aur Charu, we deliver yet another compelling story to the viewers."

Excited to be playing the role of Durga, Aurra Bhatnagar said, "As young Bondita, I have received immense love and support from the viewers, and now I am super excited to step into the new role of Durga. She is the exact replica of her mother, who excels in academics but is socially awkward due to her upbringing. After making my debut with Barrister Babu and Colors, I’m thrilled to be associated with the channel again to start a new chapter."

Set to be seen in the role of Charu, Vaishnavi Prajapati said, "Essaying the titular role of Charu is a big opportunity for me, and I am thankful to the entire Durga Aur Charu team and Colors for giving me this chance. What I love about Charu is that she is feisty and fearless like her mother Bondita. I’m positive that Charu will win the hearts of the viewers as a confident girl, who knows how to take control of her life."

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