Balika Vadhu 2: Writer Purnendu Shekhar Says The Storyline Of The Show Is Inspired By True Incidents

Balika Vadhu 2's first episode was aired on August 9, 2021

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Balika Vadhu 2: Writer Purnendu Shekhar Says The Storyline Of The Show Is Inspired By True Incidents
Colors TV recently launched the second season of their most loved show, Balika Vadhu. The show that gave name and fame to Avinash Mukherjee and Avika Gor, now sees Shreya Patel playing the role of Anandi. The storyline remains the same as its previous season, focussing on the issue of child marriage. In conversation with IANS, the show’s writer Purnendu Shekhar said his inspiration behind the brand new season were some real life incidents that happened with people he knew personally. He also spoke about what went in the research process.

Shekhar mentioned the story has been derived from real life incidents -- especially the ones that took place in his family. He said he aims to change people’s lives and mindsets with his work. Purnendu Shekhar said, “I am originally from Rajasthan, and I derived inspiration for the storyline of 'Balika Vadhu 2' from some real life incidents that took place in my own family. One of my close relatives was a victim of child marriage, which inspired me to write this story and change as many lives and mindsets as possible through my narrative.”

According to the writer in such stories, one has to get to table the correct facts. "Honestly speaking, you do not need to research much while projecting human stories, but you need to present the facts authentically and clearly. Being from Rajasthan, I know everything about the state, including the smallest places, but I did not know much about Gujarat,” added Purnendu Shekhar.

Speaking about getting on board Raam Mori for Balika Vadhu 2, he said, “We contacted Raam Mori, a passionate and brilliant writer from Gujarat who knows the culture of the state, especially the interiors. He was very delighted on being part of the team and it is only because of him that we could understand the Gujarati culture so well and give the show a real Gujarati touch.” ALSO READ: Balika Vadhu 2: Avika Gor On Shreya Patel As New Anandi: 'Feeling Is The Same How it Was When I Left The Show And Pratyusha Banerjee Replaced Me'

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