Balaji Telefilms to bring back ‘Zabaan Sambhal Ke’ as a web series

MUMBAI: In line with the growing trend of reviving old shows, Balaji Telefilms is bringing back its popular show from the 90s ‘Zabaan Sambhal Ke’. However, this time the show will be streamed on its over the top (OTT) platform ALTBalaji.

The shoot for the series has already started and the series will be released by the end of September. The show’s cast includes Sumeet Raghavan, Bakhtiyar Irani, Soma Anand, Tarannum and Nyra Banerjee.

The series revolves around The National Institute of Languages (NIL) and narrates the story of a bunch of crazy and quirky characters from the Hindi class of 2018. Their interpersonal equations and eccentricities create hilarious and naughty episodes in the show.

This is the second major show being revived by Balaji. The production company’s ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ is returning to television from 10 September on Star Plus.

The show will have Erica Fernandes play the role of Prerna (earlier played by Shweta Tiwari), Parth Samthaan will be seen in the role of Anurag (earlier played by Cézanne Khan) while Hina Khan will be the new Komolika (earlier played by Urvashi Dholakia).

Others in line for a comeback include Doordarshan’s cult classic ‘Swabhimaan’. The Mahesh Bhatt production will witness a 20-year-leap. The original cast will be retained and new actors will be roped in as their kids.

The original cast comprised of Ronit Roy, Manoj Bajpai, Ashutosh Rana, Sandhya Mridul, and had a stellar cast comprising Kitu Gidwani, Deepak Parashar, Harsh Chhaya among many others.

Roy confirmed the news of revival and according to the reports Amit Khanna [producer] advised Roy to revisit the show, and he is trying to put it together. “It’s a different storyline, with the original cast reprising their roles. We will have new actors playing our kids. The show will see a 20-year leap. I will be back as Rishabh Malhotra,” DNA quotes Roy as saying.

Sony Entertainment Television (SET) is all said to be working on the second season of ‘Ladies Special’. The second season 2 will revolve around women who belong to Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. The shooting will begin in September and the show will go on-air by October.

The show, which premiered on 25 May 2009, is about the lives of four ladies who travel by the Ladies Special suburban railway train in Mumbai.

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