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Siddharth P Malhotra on Sanjivani 2: There's always pressure while recreating a cult classic

Series creator and producer of Sanjivani, Siddharth P Malhotra, is excited at the prospect of the return of season two of the popular medical drama. For most millennials, Sanjivani was the clutter breaker at a time when family dramas ruled the roost.

According to Siddharth, helming the second season of the show that set such a high standard has its own challenges. He said, "There's always pressure and expectation while recreating a cult-classic. We did a one-episode preview and we have received a phenomenal response so the show already has hype around it. The promo itself has been seen by over 2.5 million people.”

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2001 a 21 yr old man went up to his dad and took permission to make a pilot. The show got greenlit and became Sanjivani - a medical boon still remember it was like yesterday coming up with the name ! Casting the show writing it with such brilliant minds all who are friends today and some who are no longer with us but always will be missed ... under the guidance of Shailja Kejriwal we worked hard to earn her one rupee and chawanni and the learning she has taught so many of us will never be forgotten.. the show ran and became a land mark .. it gave me my identity and got me a family of writers , creative directors and actors and technicians some who are still part of my life and very close to me ! Then came DMG with a new zing a show that we were told is meant to be axed since new management had come in and it was up to us to deliver my sister Rohinisingh and Palki who was then in the channel along with Nissar and full energetic team took on the mantle and Armaan Riddhima became epic and still are... Tonight at 7 30 pm on star plus Sapnamalhotra and me as “Alchemyfilmspvtltd Ltd” bring back “sanjivani” to your screens it has the banter , the youth and the old wine .. can’t pack it all in episode 1 but I assure u it’s all there if u see just week 1 thank u my wonderful writers Shipra Arora and Romitojha and Sharad whose dialogues make u smile and cry... thank u Rohini again who helped me lay the base of this show Mukul Srivastava thank u thank u Abhijit Das to lead us as the captain of our ship and our DOP Rajkumar to shoot it so well.. my brother Dharmeshpatel who edits almost everything I do and Rajusingh whom I can never function without all my wonderful actors of sanjivani and my hard working production team of “Alchemy” who is lead my my big boss in life and love Sapna Malhotra who manages me and work so brilliantly she sure needs an award... and thank u my wonderful team of Starplus who has let me be and Make a show with team work that hopefully we be proud off ! Please watch it tonight 7 30 pm @starplus ps : this ones for you Guddan(Pratibha) and Sanjit bedi 

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He added, “For me, more than the pressure, it's the passion of creating something which has been my dream. To make it what it was when I was 21 was one thing, now I am working with double the passion and hard work."

Sanjivani 2, which began airing on Star Plus yesterday, stars Mohnish Bahl, Gurdeep Punjj, Surbhi Chandna, Namit Khanna, Sayantani Ghosh and Rohit Roy. 

On a related note, Siddharth recently produced Kaafir, a ZEE5 Original series, starring Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina. The show received praises for the audience and critics alike.

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