Bhagya Lakshmi

Bhagya Lakshmi is a Hindi Indian television drama series which premiered on 3 August 2021 on Zee TV and digital platform ZEE5.[1] Produced by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms, the show stars Aishwarya Khare and Rohit Suchanti.[2][3]

Bhagya Lakshmi
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GenreDrama
Written byAnil Nagpal
Kavita Nagpal
Mrinal Tripathi
Dialogues
Dheeraj Sarna
Directed byMuzammil Desai
Creative directorShivangi Babbar
StarringAishwarya Khare
Rohit Suchanti
Theme music composerLalit Sen
Nawab Arzoo
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes360
Production
ProducerEkta Kapoor
CinematographyManeesh Malik
EditorsVikas Sharma
Vishal Sharma
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companyBalaji Telefilms
Release
Original networkZee TV
Picture format576i
HDTV 1080i
Original release3 August 2021 (2021-08-03) –
present

PlotEdit

Hailing from a middle-class Punjabi Hindu family, the Bajwas are all set to get their eldest daughter Lakshmi married to Varun. However, when Lakshmi and her family are on their way to the mandap in a bus, a storm hits and the bus ends up dangling over a cliff. Everyone except Lakshmi's parents manage to get out of the bus. Manoj(Lakshmi’s Father)falls off the bus and dangles on it and makes his brother promise that he will get Lakshmi married. The bus falls down the cliff and Lakshmi’s parents die in the accident leaving Lakshmi disheartened and broken. On the other hand, Lakshmi's aunt, Rano wants to usurp Manoj's property. She asks Manoj's assistant, Guru Charan to open the safe to get the money, however, he rejects her and says that Manoj's last wish was to get Lakshmi married and that after Rano completes his last wish, she can take everything. Rano later decides to pretend to give the sisters a happy life by taking them to Mumbai just to acquire the property. Whilst on the other hand she breaks Lakshmi’s alliance with Varun.

Soon, Rano, Preetam, Neha, Lakshmi and her two sisters, Shalu and Bani leave for Mumbai. Lakshmi and her sisters end up crash landing in a hotel that belongs to Rishi Oberoi, son of an industrialist, who seems to be arrogant and egoistic but he too is kind and selfless like Lakshmi. Later, Lakshmi and Rishi come face to face due to a misunderstanding. A frustrated Rishi running late to a model's event and irritated over people trespassing his 5-star hotel gets Lakshmi arrested whilst promising Lakshmi that he won’t get her arrested which gets us to come across a very unkind and promise-breaker side of Rishi. Rano and Preetam get them freed with the help of Rishi's driver, Balwinder who secretly lusts for Neha.

To save her daughter from Balwinder and also to get lakshmi married as promised to Manoj. Rano decides to get Balwinder married to Lakshmi. Whilst, Balwinder misbehaves with Lakshmi on their first meet and tries to molest her and she runs away from him but Rano ignores her plea to not marry Balwinder and starts to prepare for the wedding. At their wedding, Balwinder gets drunk and says absurd things about Rishi and his hotel. Rishi's flight to France gets cancelled and he rushes to the hotel. There he sees the bad condition of his hotel and he scolds Balwinder and blames him for the poor condition of his hotel. The hotel catches fire, everybody gets out. Rishi rushes into the hotel to ensure nobody is stuck inside but he gets stuck in a room and, because of inhaling smoke, he faints. Lakshmi comes to rescue him. The next day, Rishi's father comes to thank Lakshmi and gets highly affected by her simplicity and good upbringing and asks Rano for Lakshmi’s hand for Rishi but misunderstand that the alliance is for her daughter, Neha. Virendra (Rishi’s father) conveys the same to Neelam (Rishi’s Mother) and Rishi. Reluctant at first, they later agree to meet Lakshmi.

Rishi's parents arrive to give shagun to Lakshmi, the misunderstanding gets cleared and Virendra asks Lakshmi for her decision in marrying Rishi. Hesitant Lakshmi, disheartened by her two failed attempts of getting married thinks there is no marriage in her fate, but after being consoled by Virendra (seeing her father in him), Lakshmi agrees to meet Rishi on a date and then decide. Thus, Rishi and Lakshmi get ready to go on a date. Lakshmi then gets impressed by him. Later, the two go for dinner and Lakshmi notices his selflessness there too. Lakshmi calls Rano and Neha to tell them that Rishi was nothing like Rano and Neha had described. Coming back home, Balwinder attacks Rishi's car but they both save each other. Rishi invites Bajwas to his birthday. At the party, Rishi and Lakshmi fall for each other and Rishi proposes to Lakshmi for marriage. She agrees to the marriage. Rishi's father announces Rishi and Lakshmi's engagement the next day. All get happy except Neha, Rano, and Balwinder. In engagement, Balwinder shows some fake intimate pictures of him and Lakshmi and tries to break the engagement but Rishi shows his immense faith in Lakshmi and proves her innocent and sends Balwinder to jail. They both get engaged and Lakshmi starts falling in love with Rishi.

The marriage events start to take place when Balwinder and his goons try to kidnap Lakshmi and marry her. However, Abhi and Pragya save her. After that Neha tries to make Lakshmi unconscious and marry Rishi. However, her plan gets foiled because of Srishti and Rakhi. Balwinder tries to make Lakshmi drink water so that she can be unconscious however Karan, Sameer and Preeta foil his plan. Finally, Rishi and Lakshmi get married. However, Rishi shows his true colors and confesses that he doesn't love Lakshmi and he was forced into the marriage. Nanaji (Neelam's dad) asks Lakshmi and Rishi to go for a honeymoon. For the sake of Nanaji, they both go on honeymoon. However, Rishi falls into a lake and is captured by a crocodile. Lakshmi saves him but both get injured. To visit Rishi, Rishi's girlfriend Malishka comes there. It is revealed that Rishi is married to Lakshmi only because of his Kundali Dosh and Lakshmi is the only girl who can always save him. It is also revealed that after one year Rishi is planning to divorce Lakshmi and get married to Malishka.

During Karva Chauth a snake bites Rishi and Lakshmi saves him by sucking out the poison. In the ambulance, Rishi gains consciousness but Lakshmi faints as she sucked all the poison from Rishi's body. In the hospital, Rishi feels guilty and it is seen that slowly Rishi has started caring for Lakshmi. After that Ayush and Virendra vow to bring Rishi and Lakshmi close. During Diwali, Rishi and Lakshmi come closer. Malishka enters the party with Viraj. Later on, Lakshmi confesses her love for Rishi to him but Rishi loves Malishka and Lakshmi gets to know about their affair. She breaks all the ties with Rishi and his family and returns to her uncle's house. Meanwhile, her aunt was planning to get them a divorce so when Lakshmi was sleeping she took her fingerprints cleverly and went to Rishi’s house and told them that Lakshmi wants a divorce. Rishi misunderstands Lakshmi but soon misses her and loves her but isn't aware of his feelings towards her angering Malishka. Malishka and Rishi unknowingly go to the same jewelry shop to buy Malishka's marriage jewelry where Lakshmi is also working. Malishka humiliates Lakshmi and accuses her of stealing her necklace but Rishi comes in time and saves Lakshmi. After a series of events when Lakshmi and Rishi file for divorce in the pressure of their respective families; the judge orders Lakshmi to stay with Rishi for three months. Unwillingly Neelam brings Lakshmi back to Oberoi Mansion. Malishka tries to tarnish Lakshmi's image by informing the reporters that Lakshmi wanted to marry Rishi due to the greed of wealth. But when the newspaper comes, it is revealed to Malishka that Shalu informed the reporters about Malishka as "the other woman" in the life of Rishi and Lakshmi. The Oberois blame Lakshmi for ruining Malishka's image. Things get worse when "Mahila Morcha" come to Oberoi house and humiliate Malishka by putting black colour on her face. Kiran, Neelam and Karishma lash out at Lakshmi and blame her of calling the Mahila Morcha. Rishi returns and learns of this, and in the pressure of his family, he decides to get engaged to Malishka. During the engagement of Malishka and Rishi, the engagement ring gets stolen and Lakshmi is blamed for this, however later she proves herself innocent. Shalu brings the judge in time and stops the engagement. The next day, a wedding proposal for Ahana comes from London. Lakshmi takes the responsibility of making continental food for them, but Malishka ruins her work. Lakshmi at last impresses Ahana's would-to-be in laws with her Indian food. Lakshmi finds Ahana in a hospital and gets shocked to learn that Ahana is pregnant with the baby of her ex-boyfriend. To save Ahana's marriage proposal, Lakshmi prints her name in Ahana's pregnancy report. The Oberois are shocked to hear the news of Lakshmi's pregnancy and accuse her of cheating Rishi. To make things difficult for Lakshmi, Malishka calls Balvinder to Oberoi Mansion to ruin her character. Balvinder lies to the Oberoi family that Lakshmi is pregnant with his child and tries to take her with him but Rishi slaps him. Further, when Rishi is about to divorce Lakshmi, Ahana steps in and tells Rishi the truth about her pregnancy proving Lakshmi’s innocence. Rishi moved by Ahana’s confession realises Lakshmi's golden heart and starts to respect her and stands up for her in various situations and slowly falling in love with her whilst Malishka jealous, tries to break their bonding by evil tactics.

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Aishwarya Khare as Lakshmi Rishi Oberoi (née Bajwa) : Kuljeet and Manoj's eldest daughter; Shalu and Bani's sister; Neha's cousin; Rishi's wife (2021–present)
  • Rohit Suchanti as Rishi Oberoi: Neelam and Virendra's son; Sonia and Devika’s brother; Ahana and Ayush's cousin; Lakshmi's husband; (2021–present)

RecurringEdit

  • Munira Kudrati as Shalini "Shalu" Bajwa: Kuljeet and Manoj's second daughter; Bani and Lakshmi's sister; Neha's cousin; Ayush's love interest (2021–present)
  • Aman Gandhi as Ayushmaan "Ayush" Chopra: Karishma and Manpreet's son; Ahana's brother; Rishi, Devika and Soniya's cousin; Shalu's love interest (2021–present)
  • Maera Mishra as Malishka Bedi: Kiran and Abhay's daughter; Viraj's best friend and ex-fiancée; Rishi’s one sided lover (2021–present)
  • Mansi Bhanushali as Bani Bajwa: Kuljeet and Manoj's youngest daughter; Lakshmi's and Shalu's sister; Neha's cousin (2021–present)
  • Smita Bansal as Neelam Oberoi: Virendra's wife; Rishi and Sonia's mother (2021–present)
  • Uday Tikekar as Virendra Oberoi: Harleen and Vishwas's son; Karishma and Mahendra's brother; Neelam's husband; Rishi and Soniya's father (2021–present)
  • Neena Cheema as Harleen Vishwas Oberoi: Vishwas' widowed wife; Karishma, Virendra and Mahendra's mother; Aahana, Ayushmaan, Rishi, Soniya and Devika's grandmother (2021–present)
  • Shivani Jha as Sonia Oberoi: Neelam and Virendra's daughter; Rishi's sister (2021–present)
  • Parul Chaudhary as Karishma Manpreet Chopra: Harleen and Vishwas' daughter; Virendra and Mahendra's sister; Manpreet's wife; Aahana and Aayush's mother (2021–present)
  • Hemant Thatte as Manpreet Chopra: Karishma's husband; Ahana and Ayush's father (2021–present)
  • Aditi Shetty as Aahana Chopra: Karishma and Manpreet's daughter; Ayush's sister; Rishi, Soniya and Devika's cousin (2021–present)
  • Bebika Dhurve as Devika Oberoi: Mahendra's daughter; Aahana, Aayush, Rishi and Sonia's cousin (2021–present)
  • Masshe Uddin Qureshi as Preetam Bajwa: Manoj's brother; Rano's husband; Neha's father (2021–present)
  • Neha Prajapati as Rano Preetam Bajwa: Pritam's wife; Neha's mother (2021–present)
  • Avantika Chaudhary / Tasneem Khan / Urmimala as Neha Bajwa: Rano and Preetam's daughter; Lakshmi, Shalu and Bani's cousin; Aayush's one sided lover (2021–2022) / (2022–2022) / (2022-present)
  • Karan Kaushal Sharma as Abhay Bedi: Kiran's Husband; Malishka's Father (2021–present)
  • Karuna Verma as Kiran Abhay Bedi: Abhay's wife; Malishka's mother (2021–present)
  • Ankit Bhatia as Balwinder "Ballu" Sood: Lakshmi's ex-fiancé and obsessive one-sided lover; Rishi's driver (2021–present)
  • Melanie Pais as Inspector Durga (2022–present)
  • Akash Choudhary as Viraj Singhania: Malishka's best friend and ex-fiancée (2021)
  • Kaushal Kapoor as Darshan: Lakshmi's employer (2022)
  • Mridula Oberoi as Kalyani: Lakshmi's boss (2022)
  • Virendra Saxena as Manoj Bajwa: Pritam's brother; Kuljeet's husband; Lakshmi, Shalu and Bani's father (2021) (Dead)
  • Firdaush as Arnav: a very good kick boxer and swimmer (2022)
  • Neelu Dogra as Kuljeet Manoj Bajwa: Manoj's wife; Lakshmi, Shalu and Bani's mother (2021) (Dead)
  • S Ashraf Karim as Gurucharan Anand: Manoj's friend and accountant (2021)

Special appearancesEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref
2022 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Story Anil Nagpal Won
Best Actress in Supporting Role - TV (Popular) Munira Kudrati
Best Actor in Supporting Role - TV (Popular) Aman Gandhi
Best Actor in Lead Role (Popular) Rohit Suchanti Nominated [5]
Best Actress in Lead Role (Popular) Aishwarya Khare
Best Television Show - Fiction (Popular) Ekta Kapoor
14th Gold Awards Best Actor in Lead Role (Popular) Rohit Suchanti TBA [6][7]
Best Actress in Lead Role (Popular) Aishwarya Khare
Best Onscreen Couple Rohit Suchanti & Aishwarya Khare
Best TV Show (Fiction) Ekta Kapoor
Best Director Muzzammil Desai
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male) Uday Tikekar
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female) Munira Kudrati
Best Actor in Negative Role (Female) Maera Mishra

ProductionEdit

CastingEdit

Khare and Suchanti were finalised to reprise their roles as leads in May 2021 itself, but due to the lockdown in Maharashtra, they signed the contract only in June.[8]

FilmingEdit

The filming and production began on 14 June 2021 in Film City, Mumbai.[9]

ReleaseEdit

The first promotional teaser was released on 16 June 2021, featuring Kundali Bhagya's Shraddha Arya playing Preeta introduce the female-lead of this series, Aishwarya Khare playing the role, Lakshmi.

Following that, on 18 June 2021, another teaser was released featuring Kumkum Bhagya's Sriti Jha playing Pragya introduce Aishwarya Khare as her close-friend, Lakshmi.

CrossoverEdit

The show had 4 crossover episodes with Kumkum Bhagya for Holi celebration from 13 March 2022 to 16 March 2022.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "People like Lakshmi are Saving the World, One Kind Act at a Time". TheQuint. 30 July 2021. Archived from the original on 30 July 2021. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Zee TV to launch Ekta Kapoor Series 'Bhagya Lakshmi' soon". Biz Asia. 17 June 2021. Archived from the original on 17 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Aishwarya Khare and Rohit Suchanti to be a part of Zee TV's Bhagyalaxmi". ABP Live. 7 June 2021. Archived from the original on 7 June 2021.
  4. ^ Bureau, ABP News (23 August 2021). "Abhi and Pragya reach Rishi and Lakshmi's wedding | Bhagya Lakshmi". ABP Live. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  5. ^ "List of Nominees: 21st ITA Awards, 2022". Archived from the original on 10 November 2021. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Team Balaji Telefilms nominated in almost categories at 14th Gold Awards, 2022". 4 July 2022.
  7. ^ List of nominees: Gold Awards, 2022
  8. ^ "Sudden Lockdown in Maharashtra shakes up the TV Industry as shoots come to a sudden halt". India Today. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021.
  9. ^ "New Show launches on hold for Zee and other broadcasters as COVID-19 disrupts shoots". Money Control. Archived from the original on 21 May 2021.

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