Sadda Haq’s Sanyukta Aggarwal is now aiming for Mars
Things are looking up in Sanyukta Aggarwal’s (played by Harshita Gaur) life in the TV series Sadda Haq, which kicked off its season two recently. She has moved past her divorce with college friend Randhir Singh Shekhawat (played by Param Singh), and is taking charge of her career. This time around, she will be seen holding her own in a space research centre that is shortlisting scientists for a Mars mission.
It’s probably the first time an Indian TV series will pan out with the backdrop of a space centre, which is one of the many reasons why Gaur decided to continue her stint with the show. The other reason being all the adulation that’s been coming her way.
In season one, we saw her take up mechanical engineering against the wishes of her father, and make a mark in ‘a man’s world’ (it’s the theme of the show). Gaur explains, “Many girls have taken up engineering after watching the show. One girl told me that her life is similar to Sanyukta’s. She comes from a conservative family, is studying mechanical engineering, and even has a boy like Randhir in her life. A young mother once wrote to me, ‘Should I name my baby girl Sanyukta or Harshita?’ I was touched.”
But then she cracks up. “You know, 90 per cent of our viewers are girls. That’s also because they are crazy about Randhir!” Will fans get to see Aggarwal and Shekhawat together, we ask? “They will cross paths at the space centre. But what happens next is something only the writers can tell,” she concludes.
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— Barkha Kumari