Nagpur: In a world where relationships are fragile and complicated is the new normal, Ahana has seen the marriage of her parents fall apart. Despite this tragedy, she is a girl who hopes to find stability in her life and marriage for keeps. In this journey, she meets Anant Mathur – a friend of her father who is well settled, a family man, compassionate and attentive. Star Plus’ ‘Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara’ is a family drama series which brings to the forefront, complexities of emotions and relationships through the story of Ahana.
The show marks the debut of Vikram Bhatt as a show runner on television. This multi-character drama explores a young girl Ahana’s journey caught in a web of contemporary relationships set in an urban, metropolitan India.
Ahana, played by Smriti Kalra, is a modern, independent girl who comes from a dysfunctional family and a broken home. Despite having seen this, she believes in the sanctity of marriage. She is strong and finds comfort in Anant Mathur while coping with her tragic past. Anant Mathur develops a strong connect with her.
Niki Walia is seen playing the role of Laila Raichand. She is a rich, opportunistic lady who is also the mother of Ahana and Saloni Raichand. She has enjoyed the social status of an elite woman and will go to any extent to keep up with it.
She has a never say die attitude. She will never accept defeat. In spite of the difference of opinion between her and Ahana, she will play an important role in influencing the decisions of her daughter through her journey.
Niki says, “This is a story which is based in the day and age where we are progressing towards new and unique relationships. I am really excited to be back on television with this show after a long break.” On her visit to Nagpur she shared, “I am in love with this city. Orange barfi is my favourite sweet and it is after almost a decade I am visiting Nagpur and will get to cherish this delightful mithai.”
Talking about the concept of the show, Vikram Bhatt said, “We have all seen romantic tales of happily ever after on television. ‘Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara’ is a show that delves into Ahana’s journey in her hope to find stability in a relationship and love with the right guy. It is a mature, love story which will confront the viewers with many unspoken realities of relationships. Viewers will be able to empathise with Ahana’s dilemma.”
Smriti Kalra who plays the character of Ahana adds, “Ahana is an extremely real character who is in touch with her raw emotions and at a stage of a life where she is still learning how to make her relationships work. She is also inspiring as she is a bold, no nonsense person who makes her own choices and faces her own conflicts. Personally, I am excited to play the character since it has its own complexities with the drama that unfolds in her life.”
Returning to the small screen after a decade, Sanjay Kapoor (Anant Mathur) says, “Vikram encouraged me to make a comeback on television. When he narrated the script to me, I fell in love with the character. He falls for Ahana because of her self-righteous attitude, maturity and the pain that she has suffered in her past which is a uniting factor for them. The show brings some modern day relationships into limelight.”
The show comprises a cast ensemble of discerning actors like Niki Walia, Sanjay Kapoor, Smriti Kalra and Ashim Gulati.