Sony SAB to bring alive Aladdin on Television
Author(s): City Air NewsAmir Dalvi as Zafar, Siddharth Nigam as Aladdin, Avneet Kaur. The mere mention of ‘Aladdin’ takes one back in time to the middle eastern era of lavish palaces and vast deserts, flying carpets and the quest for the...
The mere mention of ‘Aladdin’ takes one back in time to the middle eastern era of lavish palaces and vast deserts, flying carpets and the quest for the magic lamp. Sony SAB gears up to take viewers on an adventure with the launch of an epic, Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga. With a generous dose of magic and mystery, this show is based on the age-old fantasy of a 20-year old boy, Aladdin, and his trysts with love and fate. This show premieres on August 21, Monday to Friday at 9 PM only on Sony SAB.
Produced by Nissar Parvez and Alind Shrivastava of Peninsula Pictures, Sony SAB’s Aladdin will retell the legendary folklore in a grander avatar, action packed, yet amusing scenarios with a contemporary twist. The lion-hearted character of Aladdin is played by none other than Siddharth Nigam. He is a charismatic rebel who gets his work done promptly with his smooth-talking skills and street smartness. A lovable rogue and a hopeless romantic, Aladdin is forced to become a thief by his uncle and aunt owing to certain personal obligations and burdens of his family’s past. He shares a beautiful relationship with his Ammi played by Smita Bansal, who is his biggest strength as well as weakness.
Paired opposite Aladdin is Yasmine, the feisty princess of Baghdad, played by Avneet Kaur. Unlike a stereotypical princess, Yasmine is a fighter, the first one to voice her opinion or challenge any wrong doing. A pro at self-defense with excellent swordsmanship, Yasmine adds romance and action into the life of Aladdin. Another important character is that of Aladdin’s father, Omar (Girish Sachdev) who is at the crux of all the struggles that he’s been through and has a crucial role to play in Aladdin’s future and, a pathway to his bright future. The show will also bring alive popular peripheral characters on-screen such as, Zafar (Amir Dalvi), the power-hungry evil Wazir, who will constantly be at loggerheads with Aladdin, his thrifty Chacha (Badrul Islam) and Chachi (Gulfam Khan) and Yasmine’s parents Sultan Shahnawaz (Gyan Prakash) and Sultana (Yashu Dhiman). Aladdin’s adventures lead him to the ‘Chirag’, a magical lamp; this is the central motive on which the story revolves.
Neeraj Vyas, Business Head, Sony SAB, PAL, Hindi Movies and Music
“Aladdin is Sony SAB’s latest offering, keeping up the channel’s promise of providing happiness to its viewers. This show will bring to life Aladdin’s age-old yet always refreshing tale, dotted with characters that we have been familiar with during our growing-up years. Aimed at setting new standards of television programming, the show will entertain viewers with its grand sets, storytelling with a contemporary twist and superior production quality. I am confident that Aladdin will soon develop a loyal SAB fan following.”
Nissar Parvez, Co-Founder, Peninsula Pictures Pvt. Ltd.
“It is a privilege bringing to life the epic tale of Aladdin, the story we have all grown up listening to. To present a modern-day adaptation of the larger-than-life story, the largest and grandest show on television today - we have pooled all our strengths. An iconic story like Aladdin cannot be showcased any other way. We at Peninsula Pictures are glad to associate with Sony SAB for the same.”
Witness an extraordinary tale of an ordinary hero, tune in to Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga from August 21, Monday to Friday at 9 PM only on Sony SAB.