â€˜Sanjivaniâ€™ Maker Reveals New Protagonist Of The Show (Photo Credit: file photo )
Producer Siddharth Malhotra has proved his insightful and deep understanding of the television business time and again. His recent announcement about the 3-year leap in his iconic show Sanjivani has gotten viewers across the nation excited. Today, the producer finally revealed the protagonist of the show after this leap – the celebrated and immensely talented Gaurav Chopra!
Gaurav joins the cast in the leading role opposite Dr. Ishaani. Gaurav Chopra has been recognized as one of the most gifted actors in the industry. He has previously worked on multiple shows including Uttaran and Bigg Boss on television, Love, Lust and Confusion on the web and has also portrayed key characters in films including the Oscar-nominated Blood Diamond.
As the new lead in Sanjivani, Chopra will be the love interest of Ishaani as she recovers from the deep hurt caused by her fiancé. “We were sure that the new addition has to be someone nuanced who will be the perfect partner for Dr. Ishaani after all she goes through in the show. He will play a key role in her life as she battles her emotions and learns to grow out of her pain. We will see the foundation of a new relationship being built and Gaurav is absolutely perfect for it”, says Siddharth Malhotra.
Elaborating on Gaurav’s character, he adds, “Gaurav will play the new parallel lead. He is a rich well-educated investor, who is the new owner of Sanjivani. He values relationships over materialism and has a unique way of getting things done. He is respectful towards women and the marginalised. He respects doctors and is obsessed about the well-being of patients.”
Gaurav Chopra says “Last year when I was doing Devdas, Siddharth had come in and seen it with his wife. That’s when he mentioned that he had something in mind for me. He called me soon after and had a very clear idea about my character. I heard about the role and I could very easily imagine myself doing it.
In their words, they were looking for somebody to bring in some gravitas into the story and also a new relationship with Ishani - the protagonist of the show. As far as coming on board after two other senior actors - Rohit and Mohnish ji, I can’t say too much because their tracks have ended before I’ve entered. I
am here to spearhead this new change, this new phase, this new story and of course I’m excited! And a little anxious to to see how the audience reacts. Fingers crossed!” If Gaurav Chopra’s previous projects are anything to go by, then we can be sure he will soon be the heart of the show.
Siddharth Malhotra’s cast choices have been a perfect fit for every character and we can’t wait to see Gaurav in the show! Producer-director Siddharth Malhotra has always set the bar high in every project he has taken on.
Whether it was creating Dil Mil Gaye or Sanjivani at a time when these genres has remained unexplored for Indian audiences or directing a film like Hichki, which after being rejected by several production houses, had a great run at the box office, Siddharth has always foreseen the changes in the audiences’ preferences.