MUMBAI: From Naagin to Maharakshak: Aryan to Mayavi Maling, actor Harshad Arora states that there is a fantasy wave on the Indian small-screen currently.
“We are trying to get new shows apart from kitchen politics and saas bahu dramas. Especially, the present phase is a fantasy-oriented one. There are a lot of such shows and historical serials coming up. Audience like it and that is why they are making it,” said Harshad.
Mayavi Maling, aired on Star Bharat, is about how three princesses — Pranali, Eshwarya and Garima — attempt to fight evil in order to save their kingdom from destruction. Harshad is seen as Prince Angad.
The Beintehaa star feels that women used to dominate the small-screen, but that is changing now. “There used to be women domination. There are still shows on TV which are very women-oriented. Women are still the core audiences for TV even now. But then again times are changing. There are lot of new concepts coming in. They might do well or not, at least makers are trying something new.”