MUMBAI: Gurbani, which is the story of Punjabi women deserted by their NRI grooms, will replace Balaji Telefilms’ Parichay – Nayee Zindagi Ke Sapno Ka on Colors channel from March 15. Most of these grooms are from Canada.
Gurbani, produced by Damini K. Shetty’s Mystic Entertainment, narrates how over 15,000 brides in Punjab have been deserted by their NRI husbands and left to fend for themselves.
The story revolves around a young Punjabi girl named Gurbani whose family forcibly chooses an NRI husband for her. Shefali Sharma, a fashion design student from Amritsar, will play the role of Gurbani.
The show will highlight the struggles of these deserted women.
According to Prashant Bhatt, weekday programming head at Colors, “Gurbani’ is inspired by true stories and we researched for around a year. We wanted to highlight important issue of abandoned brides and how parents need to change their mindset and be more careful about the choices they make for their daughters.’’
Adds Sufi singer Harshdeep Kaur, who will musically narrate Gurbani’s tribulations, says, “There are some emotions that can be put across only through music. In the show, I will do the task of a narrator. I am excited to be part of the show because it gives a message and has a wonderful storyline.’’