Colors all set to beef up its programming line-up with three new shows

MUMBAI: Viacom18’s flagship Hindi GEC Colors is all set to beef up its prime-time programming line-up by introducing two new drama shows from Balaji Telefilms’ stable and the second season of its flagship dance reality show ‘Dance Deewane’.

The drama shows from the Balaji stable are supernatural thriller ‘Kawach Mahashivratri’ and romantic thriller ‘Bepanah Pyaarr’. The broadcaster stated that the two new fiction shows are backed by fresh narratives.

‘Kawach Mahashivratri’ and ‘Dance Deewane’ will air during the weekends while ‘Bepanah Pyaarr’ will broadcast in the weekdays. ‘Kawach Mahashivratri’ will debut on 25th May and will air in the 8 pm slot on Saturday and Sunday. Starting 3rd June, ‘Bepanah Pyaarr’ will air from Monday-Friday at 10 pm. ‘Dance Deewane’, which will replace ‘Rising Star’, will air in the weekend 9 pm slot beginning 15th June.

Commenting on the new show line-up, Viacom18 Head Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV Network Nina Elavia Jaipuria said, “At Colors, we have always believed in pushing the envelope through both scripted and reality content. We have had a very successful run with the creative genius of Ekta Kapoor. Historically, the duo of Balaji Telefilms and Colors has pioneered in defining entertainment content on Indian television. With ‘Kawach Mahashivratri’ and ‘Bepanah Pyar’, we are confident of recreating this magic. After a tremendous first season, ‘Dance Dewane 2’ completes our reality offering and will go on to replace ‘Rising Star’.”

An extension of its supernatural franchise ‘Kawach’, ‘Kawach Mahashivratri’ will pick up the baton from it the superhit show Naagin 3. The show features a gripping storyline delving into mystic forces and supernatural realms. The narrative will highlight the journey of Sandhya (Deepika Singh) as she fights to protect her family from the clutches of the unknown. While Mahashivratri is an auspicious time, the night brings all the supernatural forces into play to wreak havoc in Sandhya’s life. The show stars Namik Paul, Vin Rana, Mallika Nayak, Harsh Vashisht and others in pivotal roles.

‘Bepanah Pyaarr’, on the other hand, is a romantic thriller that traces the journey of a couple in love. Raghbir (Pearl Puri) and Baani (Aparna Dixit) feel fulfilled in each other’s company but fate has something else in store and a mystery ensues. What was once love for Raghbir eventually leads to his downfall. The show will also have Ishita Dutta play Pragati who enters Ragbhir’s life under mysterious circumstances.

‘Dance Deewane’ season 2 will once give the participants across three generations a chance to share a grand stage that enables them to display their passion for dance.

Explaining further, Viacom18 Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment Manisha Sharma said, “At Colors, we have always believed in creating narratives shaped by engaging content. Our journey forward will be defined by giving life to stories based on the theme of love, mystery, and mystic that are known to resonate strongly with the audience. While Kawach Mahashivratri uncovers the realms of the unknown with a supernatural element, ‘Bepanaah Pyaarr’ is a love story with a twist of an unsolved death mystery – a murder or an accident, layered with dark secrets. We’re also thrilled to bring back season 2 of Dance Deewane that will enthrall the audience.”