Love Story (SAB TV series)
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A promotional logo image of "Love Story".
|Created by||Anurag Basu|
|Directed by||Ravi Davala|
|Opening theme||"Love Story" by KK|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||approx. 150|
|Running time||approx. 22 minutes|
|Original channel||SAB TV|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),|
|Original run||April 30, 2007 – January 17, 2008|
Love Story is an Indian television drama, produced by Hindi film director Anurag Basu and directed by Ravi Davala. The series originally aired in India on SAB TV from April 30, 2007, to January 17, 2008. Beginning June 11, 2007, the series was retelecast on sister network Sony Entertainment Television. Although the show was dropped from SET's line-up in India within months, the series aired until its completion on SET's international feed, Sony Entertainment Television Asia, which aired the concluding episode of the series on January 31, 2008.
The show is based on the love story of Akash and Shruti. Their egos clash and battles are fought. What starts off as an innocent boy meets girl romance soon turns into a drawn-out fight for power and love. Personalities clash, egos are tested and relationships strained, all owing to this love affair. Welcome to the world of thought-provoking love and war, welcome to the lives of Akash and Shruti. It's a star-crossed violent love story in the Romeo-Juliet mode, set in contemporary Delhi. Akash is the typical brooding hero, perhaps carrying the burden of the upheaval in the lives of his parents ACP Rohit Sehgal and Ritu who are separated. From being a talented student once, he has slipped to being a backbencher and a goon. Yet his rugged charm attracts the girls, especially his cute junior in college, Shruti. They fall in love and all hell breaks loose on Akash. Shruti's uncle, a local don and politician who had once been sent to jail by Rohit and her brother Kunaal, head of a rival gang in college are always at loggerheads with Akash. The lovers elope, but Akash is hunted down and shot. As he lies fighting for his life in the hospital, the story takes off, oscillating between the present and the past, told through flashbacks.
Shruti falls in love with Akash at first sight. Akash begins to take a like for her, but doesn't believe in relationships as at a young age he saw his parents relationship break. Shruti who is heart broken, takes a friend's advice and decides to make Akash jealous. Shruti starts spending time with Dev one of Akash's best friends. The plan works and Akash gets jealous and eventually they get together, Dev too falls for Shruti. But Dev decides to move on. Shruti and Akash want to get married, so Shruti tells her uncle about him, but he refuses. Her uncle plans to get her married to someone else, so Akash and Shruti decide to run, Kunaal tries to stop Akash and Bhatti, when Kunaal is accidentally shot and he dies. Police are trying to catch Akash and Bhatti and they are on the run. Eventually even Shruti runs away with Akash and they are together. Akash and Shruti plan to get married, but Akash is shot by the police. He is taken to hospital. Eventually Akash is caught and the court proceedings prove that Kunaal's death was an accident and no one was at fault. But Akash is sentenced to 5 years in jail for the crimes that he and Bhatti committed while on the run from the police. Meanwhile Shruti waits for her (now husband) Akash. She becomes pregnant with Akash's child and has a baby girl named Aarushi. Few years Akash and Bhatti are released from jail. Shruti was being helped by Dev. Misunderstandings happen between Shruti and Akash, but they solve it. Bhatti is killed by Dev, but before Bhatti dies he finds out everything that all of this had been planned by Dev, he also shot Kunaal so he could blame and send Akash to jail and get his love Shruti. Dev creates misunderstandings between Akash and Shruti. He gets Akash alone then Dev tries to kill Akash when Shruti and the police come there. Shruti tries to stop him, but he points the gun at her, she closes her eyes, and Dev is heartbroken seeing that Shruti thought he would try to kill her and also that she couldn't ever love him. A bullet is shot. Dev shoots and kills himself.
The show's screenplay is written by the talented young writer Mukul Srivastava.
- Mishal Raheja ... Akash Sehgal
- Payal Sarkar ... Shruti Shekhawat
- Harsh Chhaya ... ACP Rohit Sehgal (Akash's father)
- Rupa Ganguly ... Ritu (Akash's mother)
- Pritam Choudhury ...
- Rohan Tiwari ... Bhatti (Akash and Dev's friend)
- Ajay Chaudhary ... Dev (Akash and Bhatti's friend)
- Deeya Chopra ... Jhilmil (Shruti's friend)
- Vinit Kumar ...
- Ritu Vij ... Shruti's Taiji (Aunt, Kunaal's mother)
- Priyanka ...
- Mohit Daga ... Kunaal Shekhawat (Shruti's cousin brother)
- Sandeep ...
- Amarinder Sodhi ...
- Virender Sharma ...
- Puneet Issar ...
- Somya Adlakha ...
- Akiv Ali ...