Shararat (TV series)

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For the 2002 Hindi film, see Shararat (2002 film).
Shararat
Shararat Thoda Jaadu Thodi Nazaakat Logo
A promotional image of the series
Format Fantasy, Sitcom
Created by UTV Software Communications
Directed by Rajiv Mehra
Starring Farida Jalal, Shruti Seth, Poonam Narula/Eva Grover, Mahesh Thakur, Shoma Anand, Shammi/Daisy Irani, Simple Kaul, Karanvir Bohra, Aditi Shirwakar, Suhail Jaffer
Opening theme "Shararat" by Sunidhi Chauhan
Country of origin ind
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 192
Production
Producer(s) Ronnie Screwvala,Zarina Mehta,Deven Khote
Running time approx. 23 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel STAR Plus (Original)
Disney Channel India (Syndicated)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run

November 9, 2004 – August 27, 2007
(Rerun)October 26, 2007 - April 22, 2009

December 23, 2009 - June 28, 2011
External links
Website

Shararat – thoda jaadu, thodi nazaakat (Hindi: शरारत – थोडा जादू, थोड़ी नज़ाकत; translation: Mischief – a little magic, a little finesse) was an Indian fantasy-sitcom, originally broadcast on Star Plus channel. Over the years, it has reaired on many channels, namely STAR Utsav, TV Asia, and Disney Channel India. Shararat is loosely similar to the American show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. The show became very popular and by the second season premiere the show got ratings of 7.9 Million. The Show ended in Late August 2005 with 4 seasons but in some reruns the fourth season was split in half making 5 seasons. The show ended because of too many episodes were made and the creators thought an ending was needed. In September 2008 a new version of Shararat was to be made but in March 2012 it was announced the show would not return because Shruti Seth was busy working on The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir.

Synopsis[edit]

Shararat revolves around Jiya (Shruti Seth), who is the great great great grand daughter of Rani maa. The show opens with Jiya celebrating her 18th birthday and unknowingly, is now the wielder of supernatural powers. Jiya was Born on 27 November 1986. Jiya lives with her family: her father Dr. Suraj Malhotra, her mother Radha, her brother Jai and her maternal grandmother Sushma. Apart from this, there are Jiya's college friends and acquaintances such as Dhruv - on whom Jiya secretly has a crush. Dhruv returns her ardor, Parminder (or Pam, as she yells at everybody to call her), the latest NRI entry in the college, who threatens Jiya that she will grab all of Dhruv's attention; Meeta, her starry-eyed and romantic best friend and Raja, Dhruv's best friend who is always irritated with Meeta running around him. Pam is also the niece of Shanti Saberwal - the classic neighbour - who is convinced that everything is not normal with the Malhotra household and who always goes there to borrow something or the other. The Malhotra home with three fairies who use, or rather misuse, their magic nearly always ends up in trouble. Suraj, who learnt on his wedding day that not only his wife, but also his mother-in-law is a fairy, has to deal with his mother-in-law who insists that her daughter and grand daughter practice magic. Midway through the series, Bebo, a 10-year-old fairy, is sent to live with the Malhotra family as she is causing mischief everywhere in Paristan, the world of fairies. Normally, a fairy cannot use her magical powers until her 18th birthday, at which Rani Devi sprays a few drops of magical potion on the fairy, thereby freeing all her magical powers. However, Bebo accidentally fell in the entire pot of potion, and that's why she can do magic when other underage fairies cannot.

In season 5, the Malhotras move into a new house, which is haunted by four stupid but paranoid ghosts: Colonel Pritam Singh, who used to attend Sushma's college and has a crush on her since then; his son Amar Prem, whose life ambition is to get 1000 customers to make life insurance with him; Amar's wife Pritika, who wants to become an antagonistic actress; and their son Nidar, who has developed a crush on Jiya. The ghost family had died whilst holidaying in the Malhotra house, and hate the family as they do not want humans to stay at the house, which they now call theirs. They play many pranks on the Malhotras, and the Malhotras in turn use their magic to annoy them, with both parties trying to force the other to leave the house forever.

Neel, a magician from Paristan, entered the series for some episodes in order to steal Jiya's magical powers; however he was unsuccessful.

the story ends with dhruv returning from Australia as a top fashion designer. he proposes jiya and they get married.

Cast[edit]

Fairies[edit]

  • Farida Jalal as Sushma "Nani" Mehra (protagonist)
  • Shruti Seth as Jiya Malhotra (protagonist),Dhruv's lover
  • Poonam Narula Goel(ep 1-86) / Eva Grover (ep 145-192) as Radha Malhotra (protagonist)
  • Daisy Irani as Rani Devi
  • Carran Kapoor as Neel (magician, antagonist; some episodes only)

deepika princes

Humans[edit]

  • Mahesh Thakur as Suraj Malhotra(protagonist)
  • Suhail Jaffer as Jai Malhotra(child protagonist)
  • Shoma Anand as Shanti Saberwal (antagonist)
  • Simple Kaul as Parminder Sohni alias Pam (antagonist)
  • Karanvir Bohra as Dhruv(protagonist),Jiya's lover
  • Aditi Shirwakar as Meeta- Jiya's best friend(parallel protagonist)
  • Harsh Vashisht as Raja(Dhruv's best friend), Meeta's love interest(parallel protagonist)
  • Rinku Worah as Eena (Pam's chamchi)(antagonist)
  • Maneka Lalwani as Tina (Pam's chamchi)(antagonist)


Ghosts[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Parikshit Sahni as Khushwant Mehra , Sushma (Nani) Husband
  • Karishma Tanna as Natasha (A pretty girl made by Nani to test the love of Dhruv for jiya (appears in episode 30)
  • Deepshika as Ria (Appears in episode 16 as Radha's and Suraj's best friend)
  • Amit Varma as Rocky (Appears in the Prom Night episode)
  • Swapnil Joshi (Appears in one episode only, sent by Jiya's grandmother to marry Jiya but refused by all)
  • Rakesh Shrivastav (Appears in two episodes, in episode 21 as a restaurant waiter and in serial killer episode as a police inspector)
  • Dhananjay Singh(Appears in one episode only)
  • Teejay Sidhu(She is the real life wife of Dhruv(Karanvir Bohra), appears as Dhruv's Secretary )
  • Purab Kohli( A student, who is really interested in science. Appears on episode 130 ) Dhunketu - He is attracted to Jiya
  • Vishal Malhotra( Ranjha, who appeared from the book, because of Nani to test Dhruv. )
  • Kamini Khanna (Suraj's mother, few episodes)
  • Shammi Aunti as Rani Devi (appear in episode 1 only)

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominee Result
Star Parivaar Awards 2004 Favourite Jadui character Nani aka Sushma (Farida Jalal) Won
Ultimate Tv Series Shararat Won
2005 Favourite Sitcom Shararat Won
Ultimate TV Series' Shararat Won

Seasons[edit]

Original telecast
Season Ep # First airdate Last airdate
Season 1 44 November 9, 2004 August 10, 2005
Season 2 46 September 18, 2005 June 20, 2006
Season 3 46 August 5, 2006 May 18, 2007
Season 4 56 June 6, 2007 August 27, 2007
Repeat telecast
Season Ep # First airdate Last airdate
Season 1-4 192 October 26, 2007 April 22, 2009 December 23, 2009 June 28, 2011

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