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‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ to return on Hotstar as web series
MUMBAI: After a gap of 11 years, popular comedy series ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ is making a comeback as a web series on Hotstar.
Whether the new season of ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ will also be available on television is not yet decided.
Shooting for the show will commence by the end of March. The show will air tentatively by May.
Said Hats Off Production founder JD Majethia, “The shoot for ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ will commence by the end of March. It will be launched tentatively by May. Though it’s a new season, there will be no change and the new show will be exactly what it was known for.”
Monisha’s middle-class ways and Maya’s snobbish comments, which made for perfect comic banter, attracted audience interests. Banking on this popularity, Hats Off Production has decided that the new season of the show should make a comeback by May.
The number of episodes has not yet been decided, but, according to Majethia, it will be a finite series. The series is said to highlight a seven-year leap and show the characters in new avatars.
Talks for the show’s return started around June last year, when Majethia tweeted a picture of the Sarabhai cast with the comment “Sarabhai family at Satish ji’s place…. Some good news for fans on the way.”
Aired from 2004 to 2006 on Star Plus, ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ was the story of a daughter-in-law from a middle-class background struggling to fit into Mumbai’s upper-class Sarabhai family. The show took a comic take on the class system.
The show featured Ratna Pathak Shah (Maya), Satish Shah (Indravadan), Rupali Ganguly (Monisha/Manisha), Sumeet Raghavan (Sahil) and Rajesh Kumar (Roshesh). The characters became household names due to their unique traits.
Although the producer has succeeded in creating a buzz around the new season, making the show relatable for the new crop of audience would be a challenge, as a lot has changed since 2006.