Supriya Pathak and Manoj Pahwa will be seen together in Disney+ Hotstar’s Home Shanti. The trailer of the show was released on Monday. Directed by Aakanksha Dua, Home Shanti is a family drama that revolves around the Joshi family’s dream of becoming homeowners.
In the show, Supriya Pathak will be playing the role of Sarla Joshi, a retired government school vice-principal, while Manoj Pahwa plays her husband. The series also stars newbie actors Chakori Dwivedi and Poojan Chhabra, who are cast as the couple’s children.
The trailer presents how the family encounter a dilemma when their matriarch decides to opt for voluntary retirement instead of accepting a transfer halfway across the country. The family, based in Dehradun, now faces the predicament of finding a house following the short notice to vacate their comfortable government-allocated quarters. With time being an issue, the family of four set out to try and build a new home on a small piece of ancestral land. However, they soon start to face several challenges and the Joshis realise that constructing a house isn’t easy.
Talking about the show, Manoj Pahwa, who has earlier enthralled the audience with his work in Office Office, said, “I feel extremely proud to be a part of a special project like Home Shanti. I fell in love with the show’s storyline of a heartfelt and endearing drama. Viewers can expect a fun, easy watch that touches their heart with its simple story and its even simpler characters.”
“However, playing these simple characters is what gets me motivated as an actor. Getting back on the sets with Supirya ji was like slipping into comfortable waters for me. I must applaud the new talents as well as they have been such an easy flock to work and laugh with. I can’t wait to see how the audience responds to the show,” he added.
Director Aakanksha Dua said, “Home Shanti as a family drama takes a close look at the emotional journey a family makes while building their dream home. It is a breezy, uplifting, and humorous drama that will make the viewer fall in love with the Joshis and root for them till the last brick has been laid. I feel incredibly grateful for Supriya Pathak and Manoj Pahwa, who brought their wondrous synergy to the drama. Their on-screen chemistry pulled at my heartstrings and I am sure they will cast the same spell on the audience. We’ve got some talented actors, Chakori Dwivedi and Poojan Chabbra as the Joshi siblings who have made the characters so loveable. Happy Ranajit as the contractor is spot on! In fact, the entire cast of Home Shanti feels like a fun ensemble and the characters grow on you. Can’t wait to see the audience’s reaction to this emotional cushion of a drama.”
Supriya Pathak said, “Home Shanti is a heartfelt family drama that makes you step back and take note of those little intimacies shared in a family. The relatability factor of this drama is very high for we all know of families who dream of owning a house one day. I had an absolute gala time working on this series, especially getting to rekindle Manoj and my chemistry had me super excited. At times, the set felt like an extension of a family.”
Penned by writers Akshay Asthana, Aakanksha Dua, Nidhi Bisht, Mayank Pandey, Nikhil Sachan, and Saurabh Khanna. Produced by Posham Pa Pictures, the series will be released on Disney+ Hotstar on May 6th, 2022.
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