Balika Vadhu has set a national record by getting featured in the Limca Book of Records as the longest running daily fiction soap. Over 2,000 episodes of Balika Vadhu have been telecast so far. The Rajasthan set show began witth the life of young bride Anandi and then slowly included the journey of her daughter Nandini.
The show connected with the audience instantly and became a hit. The characters looked real, as the actors gave life to the show, with their impressive performances. Avika Gor, who made a debut with the program as a child actor, became a household name, with her nailing the character of a little village girl who gets married in childhood.
The show began by examine into the social issue of child marriages. It traced the life of young bride Anandi, whose life goes through ups and downs after she is married at a young age to Jagdish. Her trials, troubles and her fight against the social system forms the crux of the story, which has now moved to telling her the journey of her daughter Nandini.
Manisha Sharma, programming head of channel Colors said in a statement that, “The show’s meaningful content, endearing story-line and inspirational characters have created a strong impact on the mind of the viewers. As the show enters the Limca Book of Records and achieves this brand new milestone, we would like to graciously thank our viewers for their everlasting support in making ‘Balika Vadhu’ an industry-wide benchmark.”
The show then changed many characters too, but that did not affect its TRPs at all. The audience continued to watch and love the show with the new star cast gaining equal popularity. Actors Pratyusha Banerjee, who played the grown-up Anandi, Shahshank Vyas, the grown-up Jagya, Anjum Farooki, were loved immensely, with making their way to millions of hearts. No wonder the news of Pratyusha’s sudden demise left the entire nation shocked.
The show, which had two seasons titled ‘Balika Vadhu Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte’ and ‘Balika Vadhu Lamhe Pyaar Ke’ is one of the most popular daily soaps running on television and has many honor to its credit. The show is still going strong and boasts of loyal audience which does not miss their favorite show, on a single day. So with ‘Balika Vadhu’ achieving yet another feat by making a record.