Daayan (TV series)
Daayan (English: Witch) is an Indian paranormal romance drama series created by Ekta Kapoor under Balaji Telefilms. It premiered on 15 December 2018 on &TV and stars Mohit Malhotra and Tina Datta in lead roles while Priya Bathija was cast as the titular daayan.
|Created by||Ekta Kapoor|
|Developed by||Ekta Kapoor|
|Directed by||Jitu Arora|
|Creative director(s)||Chloe Ferns Qureshi |
|Theme music composer||Lalit Sen|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||66|
|Editor(s)||Vikas Sharma |
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Balaji Telefilms|
|Original release||15 December 2018 –|
28 July 2019
The series revolves around two people who are madly in love with each other and how their lives change when a daayan enters their lives and creates havoc. The young Janhvi Maurya, a well-educated and family-oriented girl hailing from Ujjain, stumbles upon a dangerous ploy by an evil force as many unusual and mysterious happenings occur in her hometown. With a threat to her life, she must unmask the identity of a daayan who is someone close to her. Accompanying her in this mission is her childhood friend and love interest, the wealthy and chivalrous Aakarsh Chaudhary. Jahnvi and Aakarsh marry with an intent to finish the daayan.
Later it is revealed that Asha, the maid, is Aakarsh's real mother and Aakarsh is a daayan. Due to her son's love, Asha is unable to kill Jahnvi. She joins hands with Saptroopa who erases Aakarsh's memory so that he forgets Jahnvi, his love, and marries Saptroopa instead. The daayan uses this opportunity to kill Jahnvi and offer her as a sacrifice to make herself immortal.
- Priya Bathija as Asha, the titular daayan
- Mohit Malhotra as Aakarsh Chaudhry, owner of the hotel The Fort in the city of Ujjain and the daayan's son and thus a male daayan
- Tina Datta as Jahnvi Chaudhry, Aakarsh's first wife, a simpleton / Kundani Roy, an actress
- Aashka Goradia as Saptroopa, an enchantress by day and a vampire by night, who was earlier trapped within a redstone; Aakarsh's second wife
- Garima Goel as Maanvi, Jahnvi's elder sister (deceased)
- Yash Pandit as Dibang, Jahnvi's sister Maanvi's husband
- Nitanshi Goel as Rimpi, Maanvi's teenage daughter
- Aakash Talwar as Harsh Maurya or Kaaju, Jahnvi's brother
- Rishika Nag as Jananta Maurya or Kishmish, Harsh's wife (deceased)
- Prabhat Bhattacharya as Prithvi Maurya, Jahnvi's older cousin
- Ekta Saraiya as Vishakha Maurya, Prithvi's wife
- Amit Thakur as Narendra Maurya, Jahnvi's father
- Kanika Shivpuri as Jahnvi's aunt
- Urfi Javed as Nandini (deceased), Chandrika's sister and Aakarsh's manager
- Pavitra Punia as Chandrika, a restoration agent and Nandini's sister
- Hiten Tejwani as Viraaj Roy, Kundani's husband
- Mala Salariya as Pataalini Devi, Queen of the Underworld
- Neelu Dogra as Menaka Chaudhry, Aakarsh's foster mother and the daayan's sidekick (deceased)
- Abhinav Kohli as Kaartik, Menaka's brother and the daayan's side-kick (deceased)
- Mishmee Das as Tanya, Jahnvi's best friend
- Rohan Mehra as Rakesh, Jahnvi's friend
- Aman Gandhi as Veer, Jahnvi's friend and secret lover
- Afreen Nasir Dastani as Prachi Maurya, Jahnvi's cousin
- Vimarsh Roshan as King Veerendar, a 500-year old wizard and daayan's husband
- Giriraj Kabra as Kaalnemi, the daayan's brother, a male daayan (deceased)
- Adaa Khan was originally slated to play the titular character of the Daayan.
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- "Pavitra Punia roped in for &TV's upcoming supernatural drama Daayan". Tellychakkar. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
- "Bengali actress Mishmee Das bags vital role in Hindi TV show Daayan". Times of India. 10 December 2018.
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