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Mumbai, April 29, 2017: Popular comedy show “Hum Paanch” will be back on the small screen but with a modern twist.

The show, which will be aired on BIG Magic, is titled “Hum Paanch Fhir Se”, read a statement from channel.

Produced by Essel Vision Pvt Ltd, the show will remain true to the intrinsic elements and the format of the 1990 show, but will be given a modern spin.

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The casting process is still on, and it is expected to go on air in May.

“Hum Paanch” first aired in 1995 and ran until 1999. With actors Ashok Saraf, Priya Tendulkar, Rakhee Tandon, Bhairavi Raichura, Vandana Pathak and Vidya Balan, the show narrated story of a family in a hilarious way. It’s second season came in 2005. (IANS)

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More housewives will connect to `Tumhari Sulu?, says director

"Tumhari Sulu" will be aired on Sony MAX on Sunday

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The female protagonist is played by Vidya Balan and the film has already won Star Screen Awards. Wikimedia Commons

Actress Vidya Balan-starrer “Tumhari Sulu” will soon air on the small screen, and its director Suresh Triveni believes that due to the television premiere of the film, more housewives will feel connected to its protagonist — a housewife and radio jockey.

“I think with the television release (premiere) of the film, the story will reach out to a huge audience who usually do not go to theatres, especially middle-aged housewives…who missed out the shows, will now watch it on TV.

“I am hopeful that they will enjoy the film to know that not only in daily soaps but also in mainstream Bollywood, they have their representation…It will connect them emotionally,” Triveni told IANS here.

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The story of Tumhari Sulu revolves around a middle-aged housewife Sulochana Dubey who wants to live her life to the fullest by trying out opportunities that come on her way. And one day she becomes a radio jockey. Wikimedia Commons

Being a fan of Vidya, he said: “I wrote the story keeping Vidya in mind and I knew that she is the one to pull it off with her performance. Having said that, I was not sure of how much the audience would accept it.

“Yes, I am an eternal optimist and knew that if the audience feels connected to the story, they will celebrate it. Well, we are thankful that the audience accepted it.”

Asked how he looks at the change in new-age Bollywood where the story of a middle-class household is coming out more and more, the director said: “I think we are categorising them more than that of our early days of Indian cinema because there was always a well-balanced existence of Manmohan Desai and Hrishikesh Mukherjee in our Hindi films.”

“I think these days, thanks to media, we are talking more about these films. We always have an audience to appreciate such films, there was no dearth.”

“Tumhari Sulu” will be aired on Sony MAX on Sunday. (Bollywood Country)

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