‘Dream Girl’ highlights small-towner’s starry dreams

New Delhi (IANS): “Dream Girl – Ek Ladki Deewani Si”, Indian telly’s new offering, puts the spotlight on the life of a small town girl who wishes to attain stardom by hook or by crook against all odds. Nikita Dutta, who plays the protagonist, says it doesn’t zoom into the negativity in showbiz.

Nikita, along with her co-star Mohsin Khan, was in the capital on Tuesday to promote the forthcoming TV show which will go on air on Life OK on March 9.

Last seen in the 2014 film “Lekar Hum Deewana Dil”, Nikita is making her small screen debut with the show. She’ll play Lakshmi, who harbours dreams of becoming a superstar.

“Lakshmi belongs to Jodhpur. Being a small town girl, she grows up with a dream to become a superstar. But she is not a typical ‘naari’ (woman). She’s a quirky and ‘jugaadu’ (streetsmart) girl. She idolises Ayesha Sareen (fictional star), a big name of the industry. So, her aim in life is to become like Ayesha,” Nikita told IANS of her role.

Although the story of the show seems similar to popular soap opera “Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon” and Priyanka Chopra-starrer “Fashion”, Nikita believes that it does not focus much on the negativity in the entertainment industry.

“The show has a very colourful side to the struggle. We haven’t tried to highlight too many negativities of the cinema world. It’s a little difficult to showcase the cinema life to viewers.

“People who are working in the industry and those who do not, all have different perceptions. But we have tried to focus on both the worlds (positive and negative),” she added.

“Nisha Aur Uske Cousins” fame actor Mohsin will be seen playing the “sweet and charming” role of Samar Sareen in the show.

Talking about his character, he said: “Samar is a lovable, sweet and charming family oriented person. He is too similar to my off screen image. Although Samar can attain stardom easily, he doesn’t want to do so. He wants to become an actor through hardwork.”

Actress Shraddha Arya — best known for her role in the soap opera “Tumhari Pakhi” — will be seen portraying the role of yesteryear superstar-turned-entrepreneur Ayesha.

Apart from the trio, “Dream Girl Ek Ladki Deewani Si”, produced by Shashi-Sumeet Mittal productions, will also star Khalid Siddiqui, Rukhsar Rehman and Ayaz Khan.

Touted as both a “family oriented” and “youth based” show, “Dream Girl – Ek Ladki Deewani Si”, aims to entertain audiences of all “age groups” with the inspirational tale which will have Bollywood as its backdrop.