Known for airing edgy, unconventional and progressive shows, Sony Pal struck again with the show,Khushiyon kii Gullak Aashi! The show was conceptualized based on Sony Pal’s attempt to revive the Indian Small Screen Scene with shows that were young in their thoughts and story line yet catered to the nuances of drama, that the audiences were familiar and comfortable with. The show depicts the tales of a young girl named Aashi (played by Helly Shah; best known for her role in Swaragini) as she makes an unconventional journey of adopting parents! Aashi is a young and vivacious girl who is the epitome of optimism. Her positive vibes were a source of joy and comfort to all those around her. However, the moon of Aashi’s life had its own dark side.
The bubbly protagonist’s otherwise cheerful life was marked by the absence of parental love. But Aashi is not one to be riddled with grief. Empowering all young children around, Aashi resolves to find herself a loving home with foster parents. The show traces this unconventional and difficult journey made by Aashi in a quest to get herself the love of a mother and father through foster parents. The heart-warming story also has elements of love introduced by a buzzing chemistry between Aashi and Vishesh (portrayed by Naman Shaw of the Kasamh se fame). The show was unconventional on two aspects. Firstly, it depicted a female as the main protagonist.
Her opinions and viewpoints drove the journey and hence the show. Also, it brought to Indian Television, the concept of foster parents and the role reversal whereby a child is seeking parents as opposed to the conventional parent-adopt-child practice. Helly Shah was well suited as the bubbly and full of life Aashi. Naman Shaw too gained the hearts of millions of young girls through his portrayal of the lively Vishesh who goes on to gain a prominent position in Aashi’s heart.
The show failed to impress the audience and was taken off on air after a reach of 83 episodes. While the show was not long-lasting, the Miloni Movies was appreciated for taking a risk with an unconventional theme and attempting to add variety to the Indian Television Scenario. The actors were subsequently offered other roles, bringing light to appreciable performances in Khushiyon kii Gullak Aashi!