MUMBAI: After offering a lot of "saas-bahu" sagas, SaharaOne Television has announced the launch of a supernatural show based on an "ichchadhari naagin," Neeli Aankhen.
The show will kick off on 9 February at 9:30 pm every Saturday and Sunday.
SaharaOne Television programming head Kalyan Sundaram said, "Through Neeli Aankhen, we want to offer our discerning viewers a different genre of programming on weekends cutting away from the staple feed of family dramas. We are confident that this show will appeal to our viewers immensely."
Neeli Aankhen is the story of Vaishali, an "icchadhari naagin" who, after being blessed with "icchadhari" boon, comes to earth and faces negative forces. Eventually, she falls in love with Rahul who is the son of Rajan Oberoi, one of the richest industrialists in the city.
Since childhood, Rahul has developed an intense phobia for snakes. Nightmares of hundreds of snakes crawling over him torment him night after night. The irony is that he is unaware of the fact that the girl he wants to marry is an "icchadhari naagin," a woman who can turn into a snake at her will.
The show is produced by Shiv Creations and directed by Shyam Ramsay.
The show has a star cast including actors like Sonia Kapoor, Deep Dhillon, Dellip Thadeshwar, Shahbaaz Khan, Faraaz Khan and other stars such as Meena Ghai and Surendra Pal.
The lead role of snake-woman Vaishali will be essayed by a cherubic, young and beautiful girl Rubina Sasihuddin, an official release said.