One of Indian television’s most popular shows Sanjivani has returned with its second season. Produced by Siddharth Malhotra, Sanjivani 2 aired its first episode on 12th August and received excellent response from the audience.
Producer Siddharth Malhotra, who has given his heart and soul to the show, is psyched up about the return of Sanjivani after the original series gained cult status more than a decade ago. The original show came at a time when Indian television was flooded with saas-bahu sagas. Sanjivani was like a fresh breath of air which impressed all segments of the audience.
Recreating a show that set such a high standard and became a mass-favourite was not an easy task. It has been a challenging but equally rewarding journey for producer Siddharth Malhotra. “There is always pressure and expectation while recreating a cult-classic. We did a one-episode preview and we have received a phenomenal response, so the show already has hype around it. The promo itself has been seen by over 2.5 million people. For me, more than the pressure, it is the passion of creating something which has been my dream. To make it what it was when I was 21 was one thing, now I am working with double the passion and hard work,” says the producer.
Siddharth is known for creating different content, and his expertise is not limited to television only. For the unversed, Malhotra has also directed noted films like We Are Family (2010) and Hichki (2018). Hichki, which released last year, marked the comeback of seasoned actress Rani Mukerji. It was one of the most successful films of the year.
Meanwhile, Sanjivani 2 has started airing. Featuring Mohnish Bahl, Surbhi Chandna, Namit Khanna and Gurdeep Kohli in important roles, the show airs Monday to Friday at 7:30 PM only on Star Plus.