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Zee TV launches its new weekend fiction offering - 'Detective Didi'

Dec 06, 2017

The Common Woman's War Against Crime - From Caring for Her Family to Cracking Down on Felony, She Juggles Both with Swag!

She is an indomitable woman of steel whose curiosity and keen attention to detail have helped decode many a mystery. A feminist at heart, she braves the big bad world and exposes criminals with as much dexterity as she manages her household chores and takes care of her family. Meet Bunty Sharma, Zee TV's spirited Detective Didi who is driven by the need to protect her city from the crimes its citizens are facing! Committed to offering its viewers empowering stories that nudge every Indian to push their inner boundaries and achieve their dreams, Zee TV presents a show that defies stereotypes and inspires the masses. Embodying the channel's brand philosophy Aaj Likhenge Kal, Bunty chooses a bold career in a male-dominated world, encouraging countless young girls across the country to unshackle themselves from self-imposed barriers and go after even their seemingly unconventional dreams and career choices. Produced by the renowned Ila Bedi Datta, Detective Didi premieres on 9th December 2017 and will air every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm!

Set in the capital city of Delhi, Detective Didi follows the lives of special agent Bhim Singh Bhullar and private detective Bunty's journey, amidst their professional assignments, making way for some lighter moments while they investigate the city's most baffling criminal cases.  While Bhim is a jolly cop from the Delhi crime branch who investigates staying well within the rule book, Bunty takes matters into her own hands as she has no faith in the capabilities of the police.  In the chase for who solves the case first, Bhim and Bunty, a man and a woman who can't stand each other, fight tooth and nail to catch criminals and solve many interesting cases. Brilliant at their work and having their own individual strengths, they employ distinctly different methods while solving the same cases. But, when both Bunty and Bhim work together as a unit despite their differences, they seem to successfully solve cases with relative ease. Detective Didi will be filmed in Delhi at incredible locations like the colorful streets of Chandni Chowk, Agrasen Ki Baoli and other iconic locales to add authenticity to Bunty and Bhim's many adventures. Playing the dynamic character of Bunty Sharma is actor Sonia Balani while Manish Goplani will be seen stepping into the pivotal role of Bhim Singh Bhullar.

Deepak Rajadhyaksha, Deputy Business Head, Zee TV said, “Over the past 25 years, Zee TV has been at the forefront of presenting viewers with a relatable glimpse of the common man's life and aspirations, and Detective Didi is another step in this direction. The show is a racy, action-packed show that traces the journey of a razor-sharp girl detective who, with her own knack for sleuthing, has made a mark for herself in  a domain otherwise dominated by men and considered unsafe for women. Juggling between nabbing criminals and managing her family responsibilities, Bunty will serve as an inspiration for many young girls who wish to strike the perfect balance between fulfilling their ambitions and staying rooted to their family values. It is the very first time that we have introduced a detective drama over our weekend primetime, adding variety to our offerings and inviting fresh audiences to sample our content. The show will tease the inner detective in all of us. The combination of Zee TV, producer Ila Bedi Dutta and Delhi has given us the immensely successful Hitler Didi in the past and we intend to create yet another successful show with Detective Didi.”

Commenting on the show, producer Ila Bedi Datta said, “Detective Didi is not only a show packed with action and sleuthing, but it also deals with a lot of emotions and real-life instances. Bunty Sharma is a reflection of many women within the Indian populace who are ambitious yet maintain a strong sense of responsibility towards their families.  She isn't your typical professional detective, she is an amateur with an uncanny knack for spotting crime and arresting it in time. Being a family person herself, she closely understands the human angle behind the concerns of the common man in distress. It is often the emotional aspects of a situation that drive her to cracking a case and nailing the culprit. Bunty's spirit and determination will uplift the hopes of many Indian women to start afresh and give a new meaning to their lives. Audiences will also enjoy the competitive spirit and spirit of sporty one-upmanship between Bunty and Bhim.  Given that the story is based in Delhi, we have shot the show extensively across real locations within the capital city to add a strong layer of authenticity to Bunty and Bhim Singh Bhullar's many adventures.”

Speaking about playing the title role, actor Sonia Balani said, “Bunty's character is not only strong but layered interestingly. This is the first time that I am playing a role of this type, and it was both exciting and challenging for me. It has been a fascinating experience running through the bylanes of Delhi, shooting action sequences and donning disguises. But one strong reason that made me take up this show is Bunty's multi-faceted personality that allows her to stay rooted back at home even as she cracks down on criminals in the big, bad world outside. She exudes all the essential traits of a modern Indian woman as she strives to strike the perfect balance between her personal and professional life. I am elated to be a part of the show and hope that the viewers will appreciate and support me in this new role and endeavor.”

So don't forget to watch Detective Didi fight against crime starting 9th December 2017, every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm only on Zee TV!

Report By: Anahat Chehal    
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