Former Indian skipper Sandip Patil's son Chirag will make his small screen debut with Marathi TV show 'Yek Number'.
Chirag Patil. File Pic
"Chirag will play the role of a rowdy boy. Chirag, who is a very soft spoken boy by nature, was groomed for the role," said show's director Girish Mohite, who is known for his Marathi movies like 'Guru Pournima' and 'Bhartiya'. The show will be telecast on Star Pravah from June 22 onwards.
"Chirag was selected over several youngsters, who were tested for the role. He was a perfect fit for the role," said Mohite.
'Yek Number' is a love-hate story of lead characters Deva and Veda , he said. "Both are young, aggressive, ambitious and focused with a go-getter attitude. The conflict point between the protagonists is an engineering college," the director said.
"Deva wants to replace college with a mall and make money. Veda has earned seat in the college with tremendous hard work and hence she is determined not to let Deva succeed in his ulterior motives," he explained about the storyline. Mohite feels that the serial portrays various dimensions of today's Maharashtrian youths. The serial and the characters in it are not inspired by any specific personality, he said.
"But I am sure it shows a glimpse of every young Maharashtrian. It will transport every other viewer to his or her college era and refresh the memories," he said.
The director, who is returning to the small screen after his stint in Marathi movies, said he always wanted to work for television. "I think 'Yek Number' has a lot more to attract me towards daily soap. That does not mean I have stopped films," he said.
The budgets and techniques have drastically changed the face of Marathi serials, he pointed out.