Colors TV's new show Barrister Babu to question social prejudices

The show produced by Shashi Sumeet Productions stars Aura Bhatnagar (as Bondita) who with the help of her companion Pravisht Mishra (as Anirudh) in lead roles. It will be on air from February 11, 2020.

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On one hand, girls and women are often referred to as Ghar ki Laxmi or Paraya Dhan, but on the other hand, many do consider them as a 'Bojh’ which often leaves one confused about how can a girl be both? More importantly, why is a label or a tag needed. It is eventually leading to how rules and traditions differ for men and women

In an era, when women were not even allowed to have a voice, an 8-year-old innocently questions the deep-rooted prejudices and biases which crippled them. Through its upcoming drama series, Barrister Babu, Colors TV presents an inspiring journey of Bondita (Aura Bhatnagar) who with the help of her companion Anirudh (Pravisht Mishra) finds her purpose, breaks the glass ceiling and becomes a ‘Barrister Babu’. 

Set against the backdrop of Kolkata, an eight-year-old Bondita is being married off to a 60-year-old man. But as fate would have it, her life takes a sudden tragic turn. While she becomes prey to social injustice, fate leads her to her husband Anirudh, a London-return Barrister who wishes to liberalize women and unstrap them from cultural stereotypes. As he pledges to fight against the age-old norms and help Bonita find her identity, he unfolds a pathway for her to become a Barrister Babu. While Bondita asks some thought-provoking questions, Anirudh through her journey tries to fight them. The show will see if Bondita and Anirudh are able to fight against this broken culture and mark the beginning of a revolution.

Speaking about the show, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head, Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV Network, Viacom18, said, “Stories have the power to inspire lives, win hearts and above all, change mindsets. Over the years, COLORS has consistently presented content tuned towards highlighting social evils through shows like Balika Vadhu, Udann, Shakti...Astitva Ke Ehsaas Kii, and many more. Right from Meher’s determination, Vidya’s dedication to Pinky’s unbreakable spirit and now Bondita’s inquisitiveness, we have introduced viewers to strong and endearing female characters. With Barrister Babu, we will highlight how Bondita and Anirudh rather than succumb to traditions and cultural practices join forces to rise above all odds and bring about a radical change in the society.

Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment at Viacom18, further added, Fighting societal norms and injustice takes a lot more than just courage. To bring about a positive change, one needs to set an example for others to follow, and this is what we aim to bring alive through Barrister Babu. It traces the journey of a young and curious Bondita who becomes a victim of the injustice, but fate leads her to her mentor Anirudh. It’s their journey together of starting a new revolution and giving the nation a female ‘Barrister Babu’.

Produced by Shashi Sumeet Productions, the show is set to premiere on February 11, 2020 and air every Monday to Friday at 8.30 pm.

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