Bringing forth another hard-hitting concept, COLORS’ upcoming show Molkki outlines a prevalent custom in Haryana. Wherein due to the skewed sex ratio, ‘Dulhan’ is bought by people in exchange for money. Molkki will see newbie television actor Priyal Mahajan play the leading role as Purvi and Amar Upadhyay will play Virender.
Molkki is the story of a 18-year-old Purvi, who hails from a small village in Uttar Pradesh. As a part of the bride buying custom, without her knowledge she is married off to a widower twice her age, Virender, a middle-aged man who owns vast lands and is the Sarpanch of the village.
Purvi, played by Payal Mahajan, is a responsible girl who has a heart of gold and fights all her battles with dignity
While it’s the custom that binds them together, is it possible for a relationship born out of a transaction to blossom into love?
Commenting on this, Priyal Mahajan as Purvi said, “The character I am playing ‘Purvi’ helps me explore the harsh realities of the real world which we have never been exposed to, because god’s been kind. I hope people connect to this character and change happens for the betterment. The main reason why I have picked up this character is that it challenges my set of skills as an actor, as there are no similarities between our lives. I was born and brought up in Delhi hence the word Molkki was alien to me. Going through the whole research and hearing the unheard sounds of life it’s already been a beautiful experience in it’s own way. Yes, being an uptown girl playing a character that was born and brought up in rural areas requires a lot of research, study, and understanding of their way of their culture.”
Commenting on this Amar Upadhyay who plays Virender Pratap Singh said, “The concept of Molkki is unique, powerful and something that has never been shown on television before. As Virender Pratap Singh, I am playing a larger than life character who is a powerful landowner and a sarpanch of 50 villages. He is a very strong and serious person whose life undergoes a drastic emotional change when Purvi. It’s a great feeling to be associated with COLORS again after 8 years. It is also amazing to work again with Balaji and Ekta Kapoor since we share such a history of success together. I am sure we will repeat that this time as well”