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Neena Gupta returns to Star Plus with college romance series

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MUMBAI: After venturing into untested waters with a religious band on Sundays, Star Plus is now ready with a weekly college romance and a weekday kids' fantasy serial to begin telecast early next month.

Neena Gupta, whose last offering on Star, Saans, achieved near cult status, is back on the channel with Kyun Hota Hay Pyarr, a show around three collegians and their quest for love. Slotted in the Thursdays 8 pm time band in place of Kundali, KHHP deals with the lives of small town girl Nikki, college heartthrob Adi and flamboyant Ash as they make their way through crushes and heartbreaks on campus. According to Gupta, Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr, is for the youth, by the youth and of the youth. My entire cast and crew - actors, director, scriptwriter - are very young. To get the real feel of this generation, of today's youth, I needed to work with this young team."

Neena Gupta returns to Star with Kyun Hota Hai Pyarr

The first campus series on Star Plus, KHHP is produced by Neena Gupta and Anumpam Kalidhar and directed by Nupur Asthana.

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Hum Saath Aath Hain, the comedy show in the 7.30 pm weekdays slot, will from 19 August make way for Shaka Laka Boom Boom, a kids' fantasy. SLBB is about a young boy who discovers a pencil endowed with magical powers, that can bring to life anything that is drawn with it. Sanju's escapades with the pencil, his confrontations with the anti heroes and his magical journeys make up for this series, produced by UTV and directed by Ankush, Glen and Suraj Rao. 

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