&TV to air new drama series ‘Mitegi Lakshman Rekha’ from 28 May

MUMBAI: ‘&TV will premiere a new drama series ‘Mitegi Lakshman Rekha’ from 28 May every Monday to Friday at 9.30pm.

The show revolves around Kanchan (Shivani Tomar), and Vishesh (Rahul Sharma). Kanchan, today’s girl who could never be weighed down by boundaries is actually battling her internal dilemmas. Her life takes a rather interesting turn when she meets Vishesh, an ideal man who has a similar outlook towards life and doesn’t give in to the patriarchal mindset of the society.

On the show, &TV head Vishnu Shankar said, “Mitegi Lakshman Rekha is an inspiring and bold narrative that questions the many boundaries that have been created for women. The show celebrates the spirit of women like Kanchan who are battling a bitter past yet determined to move forward. The show’s brave concept and take on the larger issue that surrounds the society is what sets the storytelling apart.”

Produced by Shashi-Sumeet Mittal, the show is set against the backdrop of Mathura. The show traces the journey of Kanchan and Vishesh who belong to two contrasting worlds but their progressive thinking and similar ideologies bring them together. While Kanchan belongs to a simple family and runs a beauty parlour, Vishesh is a Royal born. He is righteous, progressive and a man of his words.

Producers, Shashi and Sumeet Mittal commented, “Mitegi Lakshman Rekha’s hard-hitting concept touches upon a subject that is need of the hour. We have seen many characters on TV but Kanchan and Vishesh are presented in a completely new light, they are way more progressive and at every step question the various boundaries that are defined by the society. While on one hand, Kanchan’s journey will inspire audiences, Vishesh’s character will be a reminder of how supportive and permissive men should ideally be. The exceptional chemistry and bond between Vishesh and Kanchan make the show an even more promising proposition.”

Speaking about essaying the character of Kanchan, television actress, Shivani Tomar said “Kanchan’s character is very different from what you have seen me play before. Like her name, she has a heart of gold, family loving and independent in every way. She is determined and believes that no event in life however unplanned or unpleasant it may be, is big enough to alter it permanently. It’s our choices that shape our life and personality. I am glad to get this opportunity to essay such a well-crafted and powerful character that will inspire many.”

Along with Tomar and Sharma, Mitegi Lakshman Rekha will feature an ensemble cast including veteran actors like Jayashree T, Vaishnavi MacDonald, Amit Thakur, Rahul Lohani and Ravi Gossain amongst many others.

Sharma stated “Vishesh is a progressive character who decides what is right or wrong basis his analysis of the situation and not by what the society has defined. I feel a great sense of pride in playing Vishesh, the way his character has been weaved into Kanchan’s life is beautiful. Our society needs more men like Vishesh to stand up for their women and I hope the audience will support us in this exceptional journey with Mitegi Lakshman Rekha.”