Shararat (TV series)

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Shararat
Created by UTV Software Communications
Directed by Rajiv Mehra
Starring
Opening theme "Shararat" by Sunidhi Chauhan
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 192
Production
Producer(s)
Running time approx. 23 minutes
Release
Original network Star Plus
Picture format 480i
Original release 24 January 2003 (2003-01-24) – 23 April 2007 (2007-04-23)
External links
Website

Shararat – thoda jaadu, thodi nazaakat is an Indian fantasy sitcom which on Star Plus channel from 2003 to 2007. Shararat is loosely similar to the American show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Reruns of the show also aired on STAR Utsav, TV Asia, and Disney Channel India. In September 2010, Disney Channel India bought the rights to the show.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Shararat revolves around Jiya (Shruti Seth), who is the great great great great grand daughter of Rani Devi (Daisy Irani). It opens with Jiya celebrating her 18th birthday and unknowingly, is now the wielder of supernatural powers. Jiya lives with her family: her father Dr. Suraj Malhotra (Mahesh Thakur), her mother Radha (Poonam Narula, later Eva Grover), her brother Jai and her maternal grandmother Sushma (Farida Jalal). Apart from this, there are Jiya's college friends and acquaintances such as the stud basketball player Dhruv (Karanvir Bohra) - on whom Jiya secretly has a crush. Dhruv returns her ardor, while Parminder (Simple Kaul) (or Pam, as she yells at everybody to call her), the latest NRI entry in the college, 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 after him. Pam is also the niece of Shanti Saberwal (Shoma Anand) - the classic neighbour of Malhotra's - who is convinced that everything is not normal with the Malhotra household and who always goes there to borrow something or the other. Shanti has a son named Bittu who sometimes teases Jia's brother Jai. The Malhotra home with three fairies who use, or rather misuse, their magic nearly always ends up in some 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 for almost everything. 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 releasing 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 4, 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 (Sooraj Thapar), whose life ambition has been to get 1000 customers to make life insurance with him; Amar's wife Pritika (Delnaaz Irani), who wants to become a vamp (an antagonistic actress in soap operas); 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. The story ends with Dhruv returning from Australia. He proposes to Jiya and they get married after learning that she is a fairy and live happily ever after.

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Guest Appearances[edit]

  • Parikshit Sahni as Khushwant Mehra, Sushma's (Nani) Husband / Nana
  • Karishma Tanna as Natasha (A pretty girl made by Nani to test the love of Dhruv for jiya (appears in episode 30)
  • Deepshikha Nagpal as Ria (Appears in episode 16 as Radha's and Suraj's best friend)
  • Amit Varma as Rocky (Appears in the Prom Night episode)
  • Pushtiie Shakti as Monti's (Jai's friend) mother, (Appeared in episodes 22 and 23)
  • 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 as Dhruv's Secretary, (She is the real life wife of Dhruv(Karanvir Bohra)
  • Purab Kohli as Dhunketu (A student, who is really interested in science. Appears on episode 130 )- 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 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
Favourite Yogya Jodi Dhruv and Jiya (Karanvir Bohra and Shruti Seth) Nominated
2005 Favourite Nani Nani aka Sushma (Farida Jalal) Won
Favourite chota bacha' Bebo Nominated

Seasons[edit]

Original telecast
Season Ep # First airdate Last airdate
Season 1 47 24 January 2003 26 December 2003
Season 2 52 30 January 2004 25 March 2005
Season 3 46 6 May 2005 7 April 2006
Season 4 47 16 June 2006 20 April 2007
Repeat telecast
Season Ep # First airdate Last airdate
Season 1-5 192 20 July 2009 24 October 2010 10 October 2011 24 December 2011

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