`Dekha ek Khwaab` not inspired by `The Princess Diaries`

Last Updated: Nov 05, 2011, 08:44 AM IST

Mumbai: ‘Dekha Ek Khwaab’ is not inspired by 2001 Hollywood movie ‘The Princess Diaries’, said the producer of the show, adding that the original concept will not appeal to the Indian audience.

"The show is not at all inspired by `The Princess Diaries`. I wish we could do that but I don`t think that would have appealed to Indian people. `The Princess Diaries` was just a concept and showed the transformation of a simple girl into a princess. But in India, audience needs lots of character-based roles and many other things that supports the concept. This is what we have tried to present through `Dekha Ek Khwaab`," producer Shristhi told IANS.

‘Dekha Ek Khwaab’, directed by Anil V. Kumar, will go on air on Sony Nov 21. It will start once ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 5’ is wrapped up.

‘Dekha Ek Khwaab’ is the story of an ordinary girl called Monia, played by Priyal Gor, whose suddenly finds herself becoming the princess of a royal family of Devgarh.

Aroona Irani, who is playing Rajmata Mrinalini Devi in it, finds the show different from regular Saas-Bahu soaps.

"In the past few years, I have done roles which were more vampish and negative but this role has so many edges that I was not able to say no. I loved the way Mrinalini Devi portrays elegance, charm and glamour without being overboard," Irani told IANS.

The show will see Shahbaaz Khan, best known for his role in "Tipu Sultan", after a gap.

"I think there are many things in `Dekha Ek Khwaab`, which makes it different from other shows. From channel to production and team, everyone gave their best to make it a successful and must-watch show and this is what will make it different from other prevailing shows," he said.

IANS