Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil

Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (In Which Country Does My Heart Live) is an Indian television drama series that aired on Star Plus.[2] It starred Additi Gupta, Harshad Chopda, Sushant Singh Rajput and Meher Vij.[3] It was produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under Balaji Telefilms.[4]

Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil
GenreSoap opera
Story bySonali Jaffar
Creative directors
StarringAdditi Gupta
Harshad Chopda
Sushant Singh Rajput
Meher Vij
Opening themeKis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil by Richa Sharma and Kailash Kher
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of episodes444
Production
Executive producerVikas Gupta
Producers
Cinematography
  • Suhas Shirodkar
  • Rajan Singh
  • Mahesh Thalakaad
Editors
  • Vikas Sharma
  • Sandeep Bhatt
  • Vishwabandhu Giri
Running time24 minutes
Production companyBalaji Telefilms
Original release
NetworkStarPlus
ReleaseMarch 3, 2008 (2008-03-03)[1] –
5 February 2010 (2010-02-05)

Plot

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The story is of two lovers, Prem and Heer and their undying love for each other. Despite conspiracies, tragedies and heart-break, their undying love for each other prevails through the roughest of times. In parallel, the show also focuses on Prem and Heer's siblings Preet and Meher.[5]

Cast

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Main

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  • Additi Gupta as Heer Maan Juneja: Teji and Balraj's elder daughter; Meher and Nihaal's sister; Prem's wife; Chahat's mother (2008–2010)
  • Harshad Chopda as Prem Juneja: Lalit and Rasika's son; Gayatri's step-son; Preet, Harman and Veera's half-brother; Heer's husband; Chahat's father (2008–2010)
  • Sushant Singh Rajput as Preet Juneja: Lalit and Gayatri's elder son; Prem's half-brother; Harman and Veera's brother; Varun's cousin; Meher's husband (2008–2009)
  • Meher Vij as Meher Maan Juneja: Balraj and Teji's daughter; Heer and Nihaal's sister; Preet's wife; Harman's ex-fiancé

Recurring

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  • Varun Kapoor as Varun Gangotre: Shubhi's son; Prem, Preet, Harman and Veera's cousin
  • Virendra Saxena as Balraj Maan: Balwant's brother; Lalit's best friend; Teji's husband; Heer, Meher and Nihaal's father
  • Sadhana Singh as Tejassi "Teji" Maan: Balraj's wife; Heer, Meher and Nihaal's mother
  • Mahesh Shetty as Nihaal Maan: Balraj and Teji's son; Heer and Meher's brother; Veera's husband
  • Krystle D'Souza as Veera Juneja Maan: Lalit and Gayatri's daughter; Preet and Harman's sister; Prem's half-sister; Nihaal's wife
  • Deepak Qazir as Lalit Juneja: Balraj's best friend; Shubhi's brother; Rasika's widower; Gayatri's husband; Prem, Preet, Harman and Veera's father
  • Shama Deshpande as Gayatri Juneja: Lalit's second wife; Prem's step-mother; Preet, Harman and Veera's mother
  • Manoj Chandila / Tabrez Khan as Harman Juneja: Lalit and Gayatri's younger son; Preet and Veera's brother; Prem's half-brother; Maya's husband; Meher's ex-fiancé
  • Madhura Naik as Maya Juneja: Harman's wife
  • Nidhi Tikoo as Kulraj Gupta
  • Manav Vij as Kiran Gupta
  • Ranjeev Verma as Balwant Maan: Balraj's brother; Daljeet's husband; Ashlesha's father
  • Tasneem Sheikh as Daljeet Maan: Balwant's wife; Ashlesha's mother
  • Mihika Verma as Ashlesha Maan: Balwant and Daljeet's daughter; Preet and Prem's ex-fiancé
  • Muskaan Uppal as Chahat Juneja: Prem and Heer's daughter
  • Jai Kalra as Rishabh Rampaal
  • Apara Mehta as Bharti Rampaal
  • Vishal Thakkar / Dev Keswani as Dheer
  • Dimple Jhangiani as Sanjana Rampaal
  • Avinash Sachdev as Prashant Chhabria / Manmeet
  • Harsh Somaiya as Ketan Gupta
  • Simran Khanna as Geet
  • Rachana Parulkar as Rano
  • Sudha Chandran as Inspector Sagarika Solanki
  • Anita Hassanandani as Shruti
  • Puja Banerjee as Vrinda
  • Hina Khan as Akshara
  • Parul Chauhan as Ragini
  • Anjali Abrol as Rani
  • Pooja Gor as Pratigya

Production

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Initially titled as Khandaan, it was later renamed as Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil before premiere. Sushant Singh Rajput playing Preet Singh Juneja was killed in a sequence. However, on viewers demand, during the finale of the series, he returned as a spirit.[6]

Speaking about the series, producer Ekta Kapoor said, "I would love to describe this as an ethereal story from the heart. This show is bound to ignite the magic of love and romance on television once again."[7]

In March 2009, the series was given a warning from the channel for its non satisfactory ratings to improve.[8]

In November 2008, the shootings and telecast of all the Hindi television series including this series and films were stalled on 8 November 2008 due to dispute by the technician workers of FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) for increasing the wages, better work conditions and more breaks between shootings.[9] FWICE first took a strike on 1 October 2008 when they addressed their problems with the producers and production was stalled.[10] A contract was signed after four days discussions and shooting were happening only for two hours content in a day then after which differences increased between them while channels gave them time until 30 October 2008 to sort it out.[11] Failing to do so lead to protests again from 10 November 2008 to 19 November 2008 during which channels blacked out new broadcasts and repeat telecasts were shown from 10 November 2008.[11][12] On 19 November 2008, the strike was called off after settling the disputes and the production resumed.[13] The new episodes started to telecast from 1 December 2008.[14]

References

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  1. ^ "One 'k' & a double 'd'". The Telegraph. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  2. ^ IANS (7 November 2014). "Harshad Chopra feels change has become part of her lifestyle". IndiaTV. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Fan Fair". The Tribune.
  4. ^ "'Newcomers are willing to give 100 per cent'". Rediff.com.
  5. ^ Gupta, Kovid (5 September 2014). "What Was Really Behind the Success of the K-Serials?". Grist Media/Yahoo. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  6. ^ "5 Things You Didn't Know About Sushant Singh Rajput!". The Quint.
  7. ^ "Kasauti Zindagi Kay to be replaced". Hindustan Times.
  8. ^ "Tough times for Tujh Sang... and Kis Desh..." Hindustan Times.
  9. ^ "Cine technicians go on strike". The Indian Express.
  10. ^ "Work hit as 1.5 lakh cine workers strike work". Outlook India.
  11. ^ a b "Strike off, TV shooting to resume". The Indian Express.
  12. ^ "No more repeat of TV soaps as TV industry strike ends". India Today.
  13. ^ "No more repeat telecast of TV soaps as strike ends". Live Mint.
  14. ^ "New look return". The Telegraph.
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