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‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ to have a new avatar on Hotstar in May
MUMBAI: India’s leading video-on-demand platform Hotstar is bringing back its cult comedy show ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ in a new avatar in May. The show will return exclusively on Hotstar as part of Hotstar Originals.
The show will take a seven-year leap, returning with the entire cast, featuring Satish Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Sumeet Raghavan, Rupali Ganguly, Deven Bhojani and Rajesh Kumar, as well as a slew of new characters.
As reported earlier by TelevisionPost.com, the popular comedy series ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ is making a comeback as a web series on Hotstar after a gap of 11 years.
Produced by Hats Off Productions’ Jamnadas Majethia and Aatish Kapadia, the 10-part series will further expand Hotstar’s signature content bouquet, Hotstar Originals.
“From Maya’s haughty retorts to Rosesh’s epic poetry, every component that made ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ timeless will very much remain the hallmark of this series. That said, there’s much more hilarity and some brand-new characters to look forward to. The wisecracky, intelligent soul of the show will return exactly as our fans remember it, with more laughs and new stories,” said Hats Off Productions founder JD Majethia.
“With Hotstar Originals, our intent is to bring to audiences, inspired content that goes on to define its specific genre, be it ‘On Air with AIB’, ‘Tanhaiyaan’ or ‘Cineplay’. ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ did exactly that some years ago, bringing Indian audiences a kind of sharp, witty and contemporary comedy that they had never seen before. The buzz and love around the show was so strong that we had to bring it back,” said Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan.
‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ is based on the life of a hilarious Gujarati family living in Mumbai.
“Each character in the family is replete with their own distinct quirks, and trust me when I say that each of these characters is based on real people in my extended family. I play around with them in my head and then write the episodes, and if I feel like I’m having a blast, then I feel sure that the viewers will too,” stated Aatish Kapadia, the writer and creator of the show.