Television shoots have begun and after resuming the operation post the coronavirus lockdown, Colors TV is all set to launch a new show, Molkki. The show brings forth another hard-hitting concept which outlines a prevalent custom in Haryana, wherein due to the skewed sex ratio, a ‘Dulhan’ is bought by the people, in exchange for money
The story of Molkki revolves around an 18-year-old Purvi, who hails from a small village in Uttar Pradesh. As a part of the bride buying custom, without her knowledge she is married off to a widower twice her age, Virender, a middle-aged man who owns vast lands and is the Sarpanch of the village. It will also see newbie television actor Priyal Mahajan play the leading role as Purvi. Besides her, popular actor Amar Upadhyay will be seen as Virender.
The makers of the show state that Purvi is a responsible girl who has a heart of gold and fights all her battles with dignity, however the story questions the custom, and the possibility of them binding together for a relationship born out of a transaction, and will this blossom into love.
Commenting on this, Priyal Mahajan, who plays Purvi said, “My character is a responsible young woman who has a very strong moral compass. It’s an honour to play such a dynamic character and share screen space with some of the best actors from the industry. The combination of Balaji and COLORS is nothing less than a dream come true. I hope the audience will shower us with immense love and support.
Sharing insights about his role, Amar Upadhyay who plays Virender Pratap Singh said, “The concept of Molkki is unique, powerful and something that has never been shown on television before. As Virender Pratap Singh, I am playing a larger than life character who is a powerful landowner and a sarpanch of 50 villages. He is a very strong and serious person whose life undergoes a drastic emotional change when Purvi. It’s a great feeling to be associated with COLORS again after 8 years.”
Besides them, Molkki stars popular actors Abhay Bhargava, Supriya Shukla and others. The show is produced by Ekta Kapoor‘s production house Balaji Telefilms and is written by Gajra Kottary and her son Advait Kottary. More details about the same will be released soon.