Zaan Khan to play the male lead in Zee TV’s Hamari Bahu Silk
“Log kya kahenge” is, perhaps, the most commonly abused phrase in our country, especially in the context of choices made by women. Every day, women find themselves bound by social norms, conventions and morals which if they dare not adhere to, people are quick to judge and label them characterless. Presenting viewers with a light-hearted, slice-of-life take on this extremely pertinent subject that matters to every Indian is Zee TV’s upcoming fiction show ‘Hamari Bahu Silk’.
The story revolves around a smart, young middle-class girl Pakhi who in order to support her family, is compelled to look for a job and chances upon a B-grade film actress Natasha, appreciated solely for her looks and despised for her hoarse voice. Seeing this as an opportunity, Pakhi decides to lend her voice and becomes a dubbing artist for B-grade films starring Natasha. She uses her voice to titillate Natasha’s fans and makes her two ends meet in the process. Through Pakhi’s example, the story challenges the set norms in our society imposed on women, especially in context to the kind of jobs they can take up, what is respectable, what isn’t “dignified enough”. But when you challenge the society, will it accept you, and if not, will you ever be able to find love, happiness, acceptance in matrimony or be ostracized by the bigots and relegated to a life of treading your path alone? To follow Pakhi’s struggle for acceptance to her off-beat career choice by her own people and all the fascinating characters and quirky circumstances life presents her with in the course of her career as a dubbing artist for B grade films, watch this space for more on Hamari Bahu Silk!
Adding his affable charm to the show, handsome Zaan Khan will play the male lead, Naksh, a 22-year-old- young man who is extremely passionate about photography. While his family has a catering business, they strongly object to his interest in photography and want him to pursue and expand their family business.
Speaking about being a part of the show, Zaan Khan said “Hamari Bahu Silk is a very unique and intriguing story which will definitely leave the audience with some food for thought on a pertinent issue, without being all preachy or too serious. My character Naksh is a young and happy-go-lucky boy who finds his calling in photography. Due to his family pressure and objections, Naksh is always torn between photography and his family business. Moreover, I essay a typical Gujarati boy in the show and have been investing time in workshops to understand the style and dialect. I am very excited about this endeavor and hope that the audience enjoys seeing me in this avatar!”
Hamari Bahu Silk to air soon on Zee TV!