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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Karol Bagh revamped to seem commonplace

Zee TV and Sunshine Productions' recently launched show, '12/24 Karol Bagh' holds the distinction of being the very first show on Indian Television to be shot completely in Delhi.

Going out of the main production hub of Mumbai was not an easy task for the channel as well as the production house. However, they had to find a way for themselves, and put up a well built set in the outskirts of Delhi.

Says a source from the team, "Our farm house is based 10 Kms inside Chattarpur. When we got here, it was a five acre plot which had a big lavish bungalow owned by a rich guy. He had very tastefully done the interiors of the house, and had furnished it with top class German and Italian furniture sets. However, we had to do away with all the luxury, and had to renovate the house so that it deems perfect to be called the 'Sethi House'. We got away with all the costly sets, and furnished the place with goods bought at Lajpath Nagar and Kashmiri Gate".

Hunar Halli who plays Mili Sethi tells us, "The house was very modern and posh and was not in line to the Sethi family. So our art director Akanksha did a wonderful job of refurnishing the whole house from one corner to the other. Even our producer Seema Sudhir gave a lot of creative inputs."

Talking more about the place, our source states, "There is no transport at all to this place apart from the cars we have. Traffic is not that much at this place, but commuting daily is difficult owing to the distance. Though the actors do not stay at the farm house, most of the unit and crew members reside in the farm house in order to avoid long hours of travel".

But the best thing about the entire place is its serene beauty. "We have parks and gardens inside the campus. We have a jogging track wherein many of us jog when free. We have the swings to play on and relax when we need the much needed break. In fact, many of the actors in their leisure time, sit on the swings (jhoolas) and talk to their family members", further states our source.
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