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Sridevi to be 'Humaari Bahu Malini Iyer' on Sahara

MUMBAI: The much hyped and talked about sitcom which marks former cine star Sridevi's debut in a television series, will go on the floors in the next two weeks. Twenty episodes of the series have already been penned.

The sitcom, titled Humaari Bahu Malini Iyer (HBMI)is being produced by Boney Kapoor's Sri Devi Productions and directed by Satish Kaushik. It is scheduled to air on Sahara TV as part of the bouquet of mega serials being launched this year.

Contrary to rumours circulating in the industry that the show would be a Hindi remake of popular American comedy I Love Lucy; the sitcom revolves around the struggle of Malini Iyer (played by Sridevi), a south Indian woman who gets married to a north Indian boy living in a joint family.

"I have designed Malini Iyer's character in such a manner that it justifies Sridevi's versatility as an actor and will be successful in making her a household name," says HBMI scriptwriter Sanjay Chhel.

HBMI revolves around Malini Iyer's struggle to gel with the family members and the many challenges she faces in her day to day life. Her character has been etched out to be that of an extremely likeable, vulnerable, down to earth, naive, middle class housewife who is constantly fooled by people.

"The show slated for a post World Cup launch, is not a mere comedy. It has a unique emotional touch and portrays an Indian woman in a positive light . It talks about about values and traditions, through the antics and comic trials of Malini Iyer," elaborates Chhel.

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