'Laado' takes generation leap

Updated: Dec 18, 2010, 13:18 PM IST

New Delhi: After a long run on television, popular serial `Na Ana Is Des... Laado` is taking a leap of 18 years, taking the story to a new setting with different characters.

The show, which focuses on women empowerment with an undertone of female infanticide, revolves around a `thakur` family in rural India with the matriarch Ammaji at the helm of affairs.

At the end of the current run completing 500 episodes, Ammaji`s son Raghav and his wife Sia die, leaving behind two newborn girls. With the leap, Ammaji is seen to be shifting from the village to a posh locality in Delhi.

Actress Meghna Malik, who plays the dominating Ammaji, said, "The leap at this point was crucial for the story to progress. It will eventually impact Ammaji`s character. Losing her son will shake her up a little and she will only be left with her granddaughter. However, this will not change her, she continues to be aggressive and dominant by nature."

The actress, who has been playing the rustic character for over a year now, said age does not matter for her as it is her power which appeals to people.

"Its wonderful, the respect I have gathered as Ammaji. The amount of power she has is loved by everybody. It does not matter how old she is," said Meghna, who has been a part of films like `Kuch Na Kaho` and `Taare Zameen Par`.

The new chapter of `Na Aana Is Des... Lado` will begin on December 21 on Colors.

PTI