Shastri Sisters is all about Alka (Neha Pednekar), Anushka (Ishita Ganguly), Devyani (Sonal Vengurlekar) and Peeya (Pragati Chourasiya), their small town values and the bond they share with each other.
The show will see the four protagonists moving base from Kanpur to Delhi, following their father’s job transfer.
Shastri Sisters, which will air on Colors, has been shot extensively in real locations like Lajpat Nagar, Pahar Ganj and Chandni Chowk. To lend authenticity to their portrayal of Kanpur, the makers have roped in a tutor to train the actresses in the city’s dialect. The tutor, Shahadad Ikram, also supervises their dialogue delivery.
Commenting on her role, Neha Pednekar (Alka), said, “I don’t have a sister in real life; working on this show helped me understand sisterhood and the importance of the strong bond which keeps them together.”
Ishita Ganguly, playing the role of Anushka said, “For Shastri Sisters, I have moved from Kolkata to Mumbai. This created a sense of relatability because the sisters find themselves in a similar situation when moving from Kanpur to Delhi changes their lives!”
Sonal Vengurlekar who essays the character of Devyani added, “Even though I have dabbled in television before, working in Shastri Sisters is like a dream come true because it gives me an opportunity to explore various nuances of my personality.”
Pragati Chourasiya, playing the role of the youngest sister Peeya said, “After four hard and long years of working on television, I am excited about the fresh challenge that Shastri Sisters presents to me. My character, is not only the youngest but also the over-protected sister who is the apple of everyone’s eye!”
With a fresh cast and relatable characters, Shastri Sisters includes strong actors portraying pivotal characters such as the simpleton father, Narayan Shastri (Rajesh Jais) who works for the government and the do-gooder Delhi-based landlord Mr. Sareen (Girish Sehdev), popularly known as Lalaji in the moholla who loves his daily dose of whiskey. Minty Sareen (Neelu Kohli) is the snobbish and stubborn wife of the landlord, the gossip queen of the neighbourhood and the proud mother of two sons Rajat (Vijayendra Kumeria) and Neel (Sumit Bhardwaj).
Shastri Sisters is set to premiere on Colors from July 21, 2014 and has been given the 07:00 pm slot.
Shastri Sisters is all about Alka (Neha Pednekar), Anushka (Ishita Ganguly), Devyani (Sonal Vengurlekar) and Peeya (Pragati Chourasiya), their small...2.0