Aashirwad was a very popular Hindi television serial. This serial was broadcasted on Zee TV in the year 1998. The story was depicted upon two best friends who raise their children in different styles. The serial was directed by Rakesh Sarang and produced by Manish R. Goswami. First, it was aired on television at 8.30 P.M. on Friday, and it was re-scheduled to 10.00 A.M. from Monday-Saturday. The serial was completed in a total of 161 episodes in the year of 1999.
The story was about two friends who wanted to raise their children in different styles. One allowed them all possible liberties, and the other kept a strict hold on them. It was filmed with a central theme of parenting - whether easygoingness in the childhood of children is justified or not and brought with some consequent pros and cons in the children grown-up into adults.
The cast includes Govind Namdeo as Purushottam Choudhary, Sandhya Mridul as Geeta Radheyshyam Choudhary, Manasi Salvi as Preeti Choudhary Mansingha, Shama Deshpande as Aparna Purushottam Choudhary, Bharat Kapoor as Purushottam's brother, Navin Nischol as Mr. Deshmukh, Poonam Narula as Amita Deshmukh, Kavita Kapoor as Radha Deshmukh, Sanjeev Seth as Vijay Mansingha, Rajendra Gupta as Mr. Mittal, Shonali Malhotra as Roma Mittal, Randeep Singh as Radheyshyam Choudhary, Anju Mahendru as Sumitra Devi, Nasir Kazi as Subhash Choudhary, Hussain Kuwajerwala as Dinesh, Smita Bansal as Vishakha, Shishir Sharma, Sheetal Thakkar, Delnaaz Irani as Babli, Nandita Puri as Vandana.