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Tamanna – ‘Does a woman’s dream have an expiry date?’

21 January 2016

Every woman has a dream, but does she see them coming true?” said Abhinay Deo. It was this thought which inspired the talented director to conceptualize the story of STAR Plus’s upcoming show Tamanna: a story about a woman and her dreams.’ Tamanna brings alive the journey of Dharaa - set on a path to fulfill her dreams and her struggle to conquer all the hardships that come her way. Designed as a finite series, the show is being produced by Ajinkya Deo. Therenowned producer-director duo, together, are all set to narrate this unconventional story about a common girl from 1st February, 2016 onwards every Monday to Saturday at 10 PM on STAR Plus.
Tamanna features Anuja Sathe as the protagonist Dharaa Solanki - her passion for cricket and her journey through the different phases of her life. Staying true to STAR Plus philosophy ‘Rishta Wohi, Soch Nayi’, the show challenges the existing stereotype that a woman’s dreams come with an expiry date as it showcases how Dharaa endeavors to fulfill all the relationships in her life, as well as to retain her drive to pursue her unconventional dream.
In a nation where cricket is worshipped almost like a religion, Tamanna will present a unique take, which will encompass relationships at home and work with cricket as a powerful backdrop. 
An original finite series, Tamanna is an inspirational story of Dharaa Solanki essayed by Anuja Sathe, a well-known face in the Marathi Entertainment Industry, who takes the leap to mainstream Hindi television with ‘Tamanna’. She said, “Tamanna is the story of a simple girl Dharaa, who has an unconventional dream of becoming a cricketer. Everyone faces challenges at various junctures in their life but nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself and most importantly, your dreams. Despite the various hardships that Dharaa faces, she doesn’t give up on her dreams. Young girls and women will definitely relate to Dharaa’s story. For me, to take up this show was a big challenge. The approach with regards to the dialogues, the writing and the characters is very different and that’s what the best thing about Tamanna is. There is something new in everything we do.”
“Tamanna is a special dedication to women across the nation who nurture unique aspirations. Not everyone dares to dream and even those who do, do not always get an opportunity to fulfil them. Women especially, are often refrained from realizing their dreams because of many reasons like marriage, society and sometimes just the sheer expectation to live up to the many roles she essays – a daughter, a wife, a mother, a daughter-in-law etc. Tamanna is an inspirational story that we hope will encourage women to look back on their dreams and maybe give them another chance. Said Waseem Sabir, director
Sons of veteran actor Ramesh Deo, Abhinay and Ajinkya the duo have successfully established themselves in the Hindi film industry with movies like Delhi Belly, Game and their upcoming 2016 release, Force 2. Tamanna also marks acclaimed Bollywood Director Abhinay Deo’s original finite fiction television show as the series director.
The story is set in the aesthetically rich cities of Jamnagar, Meerut and Mumbai with a stellar cast that includes veteran actors including Ketki Dave, Kiran Karmarkar, Harsh Chhaya, RajLaxmi and Vishal Gandhi as part of the series. Saumya Joshi is the writer who has pieced the show together and Waseem Sabir has been roped in as the Director.
STAR Plus has always looked at exploring unique and disruptive content that has the power to inspire a billion imaginations. Tamanna is one such story that will inspire women all across the nation that it’s never too late to follow your dreams!  Hindustan Unilever’s Fair & Lovely once again partners with STAR Plus and comes on-board as the presenting sponsor on Tamanna.

Tamanna to air from 1st Feb, Monday to Saturday at 10 pm on Star Plus

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