Long before I was introduced to the brilliant writing of the American TV show Grey’s Anatomy, I was hooked onto medical dramas courtesy Sanjivani, a popular show in the early 2000s. Well, if you are also a fan, I’ve got good news for you. On the occasion of National Doctor’s Day, Sidharth Chopra, the producer of the popular show, announced that the serial is getting a sequel and also shared a picture of the new cast.
Sidharth posted a picture on Instagram along with the caption, “#Sanjivani - it’s old world charm & gen next energy feat @mohnish_bahl @gurdippunjj @rohitroy500 #sayantanighosh the much-awaited leads @officialsurbhic & #namitkhanna with many more to fill your hearts and screens with love and warmth! Wish us love and luck @StarPlus”
Narrating the stories about four medical interns as they fought to save lives while struggling to balance their professional and personal lives, Sanjivani had become a hot favourite among fans.
The new actors of Sanjivani’s reboot are a mix of the old and new cast members. The show will star Ishqbaaz actress Surbhi Chandna and Namit Khanna as the lead in the new season. The cast also includes Gurdeep Kohli, Sayantani Ghosh and Rohit Roy.
Dr. Shashank Gupta (the hospital trustee), the iconic character played by Mohnish Bahl will also return. "It's a wonderful moment. What has drawn me towards the show are the three 'S', Star Plus, Sanjivani and Siddhartha. It's an iconic show with which I had begun my journey on television and it's coming back after 18 years. This time we will be approaching the show with more maturity and human emotions more subtly than before. All the best to all of us I would say," said Mohnish Bahl.
Gurdip Kohli, who played Dr Juhi Singh in the first instalment of the show, also shared her excitement and said, "Sanjivani was a very impactful show for the viewers. I remember during my Sanjivani journey and even after that, I met a lot of youngsters who took up medicine because of our show. Our hospital was worshipped by the audience and the characters were extremely loved. I would like to add that Dr Juhi is extremely excited to recreate the magic with Sanjivani once again and also would like to thank Star Plus and Alchemy Productions to have once again created this wonderful television show with a cult following."
Sanjivani continues to be one of the most remembered Indian TV shows of all times. And, because of its immense popularity, the show also got a spin-off titled Dill Mill Gayye, which was also a rage back in 2007.
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