Daayan (TV series)

Daayan (English: Witch) is an Indian paranormal romance drama series created by Ekta Kapoor under Balaji Telefilms. It premiered on 15 December 2018 on &TV and stars Mohit Malhotra and Tina Datta in lead roles while Priya Bathija was cast as the titular daayan.[1]

Daayan
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GenreSupernatural
Horror
Created byEkta Kapoor
Developed byEkta Kapoor
Written byStory
Amitabh Mishra
Veerendra Sahni
Mohd Zeeshan
Mahipal Saini
Screenplay
Ritu Goyal
Rechal Navare
Dialogues
Aparna Nadig
Directed byJitu Arora
Creative directorsChloe Ferns Qureshi
Riti Sahani
StarringPriya Bathija
Mohit Malhotra
Tina Datta
Theme music composerLalit Sen
Nawab Arzoo
Opening themeDaayan...
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes66
Production
ProducersEkta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor
EditorsVikas Sharma
Vishal Sharma
Sandip Bhatt
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time45 minutes
Production companyBalaji Telefilms
Release
Original network&TV
Picture format576i
1080i(HDTV)
Original release15 December 2018 (2018-12-15) –
28 July 2019 (2019-07-28)
External links
Website
Production website

PlotEdit

The series revolves around two people who are madly in love with each other and how their lives change when a daayan enters their lives and creates havoc. The young Janvi Maurya, a well-educated and family-oriented girl hailing from Ujjain, stumbles upon a dangerous ploy by an evil force as many unusual and mysterious happenings occur in her hometown. With a threat to her life, she must unmask the identity of a daayan who is someone close to her. Accompanying her in this mission is her childhood friend and love interest, the wealthy and chivalrous Aakarsh Chaudhary. Janvi and Aakarsh marry with an intent to finish the daayan.

Later it is revealed that Asha, the maid, is Aakarsh's real mother and Aakarsh is a daayan. Due to her son's love, Asha is unable to kill Janvi. She joins hands with Saptroopa who erases Aakarsh's memory so that he forgets Janvi, his love, and marries Saptroopa instead. The daayan uses this opportunity to kill Janvi and offer her as a sacrifice to make herself immortal.

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Priya Bathija as Asha Nishkarsh Chaudhry: Titular Daayan; Nishkarsh's real wife; Aakarsh's mother (2018–2019)[2][3][better source needed]
  • Mohit Malhotra as Aakarsh Chaudhry: Owner of hotel The Fort in Ujjain; A male Daayan; Menka's foster son; Asha and Nishkarsh's son; Janhvi and Sapt Roopa's husband (2018–2019)[4]
  • Tina Datta as
    • Janhvi Aakarsh Chaudhry née Maurya: Maanvi and Harsh's sister; Aakarsh's first wife (2018–2019)
    • Kundani Viraj Roy: Actress; Viraj's wife (2019)[5]
  • Aashka Goradia as Sapt Roopa Aakarsh Chaudhry: Enchantress by day and Vampire by night who was earlier trapped within a redstone; Aakarsh's second wife (2019)[6][7]

RecurringEdit

  • Anupama Solanki as Vaitalini, Devils of Queen, Main negative lead Dayans head(character name Asha)[8]
  • Garima Goel as Maanvi, Janvi's elder sister, Dibang’s wife and Rimpi's mother. (deceased)
  • Yash Pandit as Dibang, Janvi's sister Maanvi's husband and Rimpi's father.
  • Nitanshi Goel as Rimpi, Maanvi's teenage daughter[9]
  • Aakash Talwar as Harsh Maurya or Kaaju, Janvi's brother
  • Rishika Nag as Jananta Maurya or Kishmish, Harsh's wife (deceased)
  • Prabhat Bhattacharya as Prithvi Maurya, Janvi's older cousin
  • Ekta Saraiya as Vishakha Maurya, Prithvi's wife
  • Amit Singh Thakur as Narendra Maurya, Janvi's father
  • Kanika Shivpuri as Janvi's aunt
  • Urfi Javed as Nandini (deceased), Chandrika's sister and Aakarsh's manager[10][better source needed]
  • Pavitra Punia as Chandrika, a restoration agent and Nandini's sister[11][10][better source needed]
  • Hiten Tejwani as Viraaj Roy, Kundani's husband
  • Mala Salariya as Pataalini Devi, Queen of the Underworld
  • Neelu Dogra as Menaka Chaudhry, Aakarsh's foster mother and the daayan's sidekick (deceased)
  • Abhinav Kohli as Kaartik, Menaka's brother and the daayan's side-kick (deceased)
  • Mishmee Das as Tanya, Janvi's best friend[12]
  • Rohan Mehra as Rakesh, Janvi's friend
  • Aman Gandhi as Veer, Janvi's friend
  • Afreen Nasir Dastani as Prachi Maurya, Janvi's cousin
  • Vimarsh Roshan as King Veerendar, a 500-year old wizard and daayan's husband
  • Giriraj Kabra as Kaalnemi, the daayan's brother, a male daayan (deceased)

TriviaEdit

  • Adaa Khan was originally slated to play the titular character of the Daayan.[1][13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mohit Malhotra to star opposite Adaa Khan in Ekta Kapoor's Daayan". India Today. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Priya Bathija joins the cast of &TV's Daayan". IWM Buzz. 17 November 2018.
  3. ^ "&TV to launch new weekend horror show 'Daayan'". Biz Asia Live. 5 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Mohit Malhotra is excited to be part of 'Daayan'". Times of India. 18 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Daayan promo: Tina Datta's upcoming supernatural show will have you on the edge of your seat". Times Now. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  6. ^ "'Naagin' actress Aashka Goradia says sabbatical from fiction TV wasn't planned". The NEw Indian Express. 3 April 2019.
  7. ^ "An emotional goodbye from Tinaa Datta to Aashka Goradia on Daayan". Mid-day. 26 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Anupama solanki in &TV's Daayan". Times of India. 16 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Nitanshi Goel in &TV's Daayan". Tellychakkar. 22 November 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Urfi Javed and Pavitra Punia join the cast of &TV's Daayan". IWM Buzz. 19 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Pavitra Punia roped in for &TV's upcoming supernatural drama Daayan". Tellychakkar. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Bengali actress Mishmee Das bags vital role in Hindi TV show Daayan". Times of India. 10 December 2018.
  13. ^ Dharini Sanghavi (30 October 2018). "Adaa Khan to play Daayan in Balaji Telefilms' next". TellyChakkar. Retrieved 10 December 2018.

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