Pregnancy drama grips TV shows

Kinjal’s baby shower has just created enough drama in Anupamaa and in the days to come there will be more. By the way, Anupamaa isn’t the only TV show to focus on the pregnancy track. There are nine other shows that have this track and currently it is infusing a good dose of entertainment in Hindi TV serials. The TV medium is known for its herd mentality, where when one thing works, others follow. Whether or not it gets the desired ratings, the pregnancy track certainly helps the creators add that extra tadka to the ongoing storyline.

“Pregnancy Track Invokes Sympathy”

Explaining one of the main reasons these tracks work, Anupamaa writer Divy Sharma says, “Our shows are family dramas, and nothing provides more drama in a family than a pregnancy track. Families watching the show immediately sympathize and become protective of the character who is pregnant. Writer Gajra Kottary said, “A while ago we had a lot of shows that focused on the love triangle or the man having an extramarital affair. Currently, we are focusing on the pregnancy track. In some cases, it’s probably a natural progression as eventually the guy marries the girl and the pregnancy brings its own twists and turns. It also promises drama for viewers. I don’t think it’s a herd mentality, but since most shows revolve around two people getting married, a pregnancy lead is inevitable.

“It adds twists”
Not just fiction shows, but even fantasy shows like Naagin 6 have tried this formula. Tejassvi P who plays Naagin was shown pregnant on the show. Her enemies kill her unborn baby, and now she seeks revenge. Mugdha Chapekar, who plays Prachi in Kumkum Bhagya, agrees that such a piece makes a show more gripping. She says, “The show has gotten interesting since my pregnancy track started. Prachi has to fight for the rights of her child and that is an essential part of the story. I think it gives the needed spin to our show.

“Today, actresses are not afraid to play a mother at a young age”

Previous actresses feared playing an on-screen mom, but over time that changed. Simran Budharup, who plays a pregnant girl in Pandya Store, doesn’t shy away from playing an on-screen mom. She says, “I have no problem as long as they don’t ask me to play a grandma one day (laughs!). But joking aside, I see it as a learning experience and I don’t think there’s anything like being typecast. As an actor, I see this as a challenge.

Writer Purnendu Shekhar adds, “Previously, actresses were worried that if they had a pregnancy track or played mums they would be typecast, but now with alternative platforms, an actress who plays a mum on TV can always do something different. thing in a web show or movie. So today an actress is not afraid to play a mother at a young age.

The pregnancy track keeps the drama alive on these TV shows

1) Pandya Store: Rishita, (Simran Budharup) is currently pregnant in the series. Initially, the track showed that Rishita wants to abort the baby, but now she wants to become a mother.

2) Imlie: Imlie (Sumbul Touqeer) is expecting her first child but the track revolves around how Jyoti does her best to kill Imlie.


3) Meet: Meet (Ashi Singh) will play a young mother if she has her baby. However, now the show has taken a leap forward and Meet is featured as missing from the show.

4) Kumkum Bhagya: Prachi (Mugdha Chapekar) previously concealed her pregnancy, but now the secret is out. Tina Phillip, who plays Rhea, is also pregnant on the show.

5) Anupamaa: Kinjal (Nidhi Shah) is pregnant in the series and the current track revolves around her godh bharai.

6) Ghum Hai Kisike Pyaar Mein: Ayesha Singh alias Sai was found to be pregnant but lost her child in an accident. Now there is a surrogacy trail, where the wife of the other Pakhi brother (Aishwarya Sharma) is set to become the surrogate mother of Sai’s child.

7) Bhagya Lakshmi: Aditi Shetty, who plays the role of Ahana is currently pregnant in the series.

8) Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2: Gehna, Sneha Jain was expecting her first child in the series.

9) Muskurane Ki Wajah Tum Ho: Katha played by Tanvi Malhara is currently pregnant in the series.


10) Naagin 6: Tejasswi Prakash, who plays Naagin, seeks revenge when his enemies kill his unborn child.