Avika Gor who portrays the role of ‘Anandi’ in the popular TV serial ‘Balika Vadhu’ is set to be replaced by a new girl soon. As the soap opera takes five year leap, Pratyusha Banerjee from Jamshedpur will essay the role of Jagdish’s wife.
A source quoted, "We wanted a completely new face. The reason why Sakshi Tanwar's character didn't work in 'Balika Vadhu' is because she already had a very strong image.”
Colors CEO Rajesh Kamat also added, “'Balika Vadhu' is our flagship show that focused on an innocent child bride ‘Anandi’ and how early marriage impacts her life. The show marked the beginning of meaningful entertainment on Indian television."
"Now, as a logical extension to the storyline, the show will be taking a five-year leap to portray the problems faced by child brides as they grow into their roles from being just playmates to their husbands to taking on the responsibility of a marriage," he added.
‘Balika Vadhu’ is one of the most popular TV show, which is broadcast on Colors TV. The serial deals with Child Marriage, a social custom still prevalent in parts of India.
It started by depicting child bride ‘Anandi’, who is married off to an equally young boy Jagdish. The girl is thus unable to have a joyful childhood and is bound by her in-laws customs instead.