We often ponder on our old favourite shows with nostalgia. The classic Dekh Bhai Dekh which originally premiered on Doordarshan is surely among those amazing shows, which brings fond memories to many Indians. If an old classical show is resurrected, the joy of the fans will be unbridled. If our source is to be believed the iconic show Dekh Bhai Dekh may be remade. We have had reruns of the original series, but the new season will surely touch the hearts of the fans far more if the execution is good.
Our source revealed to us that Anand Mahendroo who created, developed, edited, directed and line produced the original series is in talks with Endemol who in turn in talks with a channel which may be Sony TV or SAB TV.
According to our source multiple writers are working on the screenplay but the dialogue writer is Liliput, who penned the dialogues of the original series. The writers are working on the initial 52 episodes as of now. Once they have a bank of 52 episodes on paper, they will start shooting if they receive a green signal from a channel.
We enquired if it will be a weekly or a daily? Our source replied, “It can be daily but right now we can’t say until something is finalised with a channel. It is a 30 minute show, and the humour will have a same earlier flavour. When it comes to the cast, it will be a mix of old and new faces. However, there will be no Dadaji. As Navin Nischol is no more, we are thinking of casting someone of his era. There will be a time leap in the show. We will come to know in June if and when the new season will be aired.”
We called Anand Mahendroo who told us, “I am in talks with Endemol but no talks have started with any channel as yet. In fact it is too premature to say about this.”
Anooj Kapoor, EVP and Business Head - SAB TV texted us that the channel wasn’t currently in talks to revive Dekh Bhai Dekh. We also texted Deepak Dhar, Managing Director & CEO at Endemol India and Sneha Rajani, Senior Executive Vice President & Business Head of Sony TV to confirm the news but they didn’t revert.
We will update you soon on the status of the probable resurrection of Dekh Bhai Dekh.