By Chaitanya Padukone — Showbiz capital Mumbai city is agog with Lord Ganesha festival fervor despite the scary corona pandemic The revered Ganapati Bappa has been welcomed, though, in a low key, safe and secure celebration, but the enthusiasm is no less. Telly-showman Rajan Shahi along with his Director’s Kut Productions (DKP) team welcomed Ganapati on the sets of his popular shows “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” (YRKKH), “Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke” (YRHPK), “Anupamaa” and his Marathi show “Aai Kuthe Kay Kartey”. Four different pandals have been created for Bappa on the sets of the show and Rajan says Ganapati’s arrival has filled the sets with divine positivity.
Enthused dynamic Rajan Shahi , “Everybody in DKP looks forward to Ganpati celebrations, because it not only unites the entire team, the cast and the crew, but every year with the Ganpati sthapana there is a sense of unity, and festivity and the sets go through a huge change because it brings so much positivity. This is the 11th year of Ganpati sthapana in YRKKH and the entire cast and crew welcomed Bappa together. The celebration then continued on the sets of YRHPK with the sthapana there. This is the first year of Ganpati celebration and sthapana on the sets of ‘Anupamaa’ and ‘Aai Kuthe Kay Kartey’. The whole team prayed and asked for Bappa’s blessings. It was nice to see that they all welcomed Bappa together,” he said.
From popular TV stars Shaheer Sheikh to Rhea Sharma, Shivangi Joshi, Avinash Mishra, Kaveri Priyam, Sudhanshu Pandey, Rupali Ganguly, Madalsa Sharma, Sanjeev and Lataa Seth, became a part of the cheerful spiritual Ganesha celebrations with aarti and puja.
Rajan’s “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” is one of the longest-running TV shows and features Mohsin Khan and Shivangi Joshi in the lead role. The show went on air in 2009 and has been the audience’s top-ranking favourite since then.
“Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke” went on-air in 2019 and features Rhea Sharma and Shaheer Sheikh as the lead. The show is a spin-off of “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai”. The audience is a loyal fan of the chemistry of the romantic lead pair, who is fondly called MishBir.
“Aai Kuthe Kay Karte” and “Anupamaa” are Rajan’s most-ambitious project and revolves around the story of a mother and her struggles. Both the shows have been well-received by the audience for the beautiful storyline and relatable content. Rajan’s respected mom Deepa Shahi couldn’t attend the ‘staaphnaa’ ceremony , but sent her blessings to the entire cast and crew