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Playtime Creation plans new shows across genres

MUMBAI: Playtime Creation, promoted by actor Hemal Thakkar along with his good friends Bollywood star Paresh Raval and Anand Mundra, is planning a series of new shows.

The first project conceptualised by the production house namely Shubh Mangal Savadhan premiered on Sahara TV on 15 July 2002; ended as of 31 July 2003 but has reruns in the 11:30 pm slot at present.



While speaking to indiantelevision.com, Playtime Creations director Hemal Thakkar says: "We are planning several comedy shows that have been conceived by our newly formed creative team. The comedy shows includes titles such as Hamara Bajaj; Kab honge kam yaab!!; Bhagvan Bachaye inse; Kaho na kya hai amongst others. All these comedy shows have plots revolving around situations and extremely lovable characters. I am sure the plots will have Indian TV viewers in splits."

Talking about Shubh Mangal Savadhan, Thakkar says: "Currently, the only comedy show on Sahara, Shubh Mangal Savadhan is running in repeats in the 11.30 pm slot from Monday to Thursday. The show, at least to my knowledge, has been truly the first successful daily comedy across all the channels."

Playtime is also on the verge of venturing into the children show genre. "We are also planning a kids show called Batuk. This concept revolves around a novel idea; a fantasy one wants to live with. And I am sure the idea hasn't been exploited on Indian television," Thakkar adds.

The production house will also foray into the youth based romantic thriller genre. "Pyaar Mohabbat & All that deals with the youth of today. It examines their new found fears in this developing society; changing relationships in today's times; it's a very interesting base with a perfect mix of ordinary characters in extra ordinary circumstances," Thakkar claims.

As far as soaps are concerned, Thakkar says: "And of course, we are developing soaps such as Sapne Apne zindagi parayee. The show will be a drama that will have all the ingredients of standing out amongst the plethora of soaps on air. Then there is my personal favourite love story Thoda hamara thoda tumara."

Thakkar, however, refused to comment on the channels wherein the shows will be aired.

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