Launched on 22nd November 2015, Zee TV’s primetime offering Kaala Teeka questioned age-old superstitions and endeavored to create awareness against them amongst the masses. The show struck a chord with television audiences and was ardently followed by its loyal viewers in the course of its glorious run. The show is now set to bid adieu to its ardent viewers on 14th April. Having kept them glued to the tube for 1 year and 6 months, the show ends at the peak of its popularity.
The show started with a stellar cast of veteran actors like Mita Vashisht, Bhupinder Singh, Daljeet Kaur and two child artistes Adaa Narang as Gauri and Sargam Khurana as Kaali. The show captured the journey of a girl child Kaali who was treated as a human Kaala Teeka for another child Gauri and was expected to shadow her everywhere for the well-being of the latter. This regressive, superstitious belief of using one child’s presence merely to ward off evil influences from another posed several obstacles in the former’s path of growth and overall development. How Kaali overcomes these setbacks and rises above her role of a human Kaala Teeka and comes into her own formed the crux of its first chapter.
After its second leap, the show saw Kali and Gauri grow up to be young ladies played by Simran Pareenja and Fenil Umrigar and it captured the dynamics between them and their love interest Yug played by Rohan Gandotra. Following yet another generation leap, the show saw an all-new story and a new star cast with Parag Tyagi, Sukirti Khandpal, Karan Sharma stepping in and only Simran Pareenja continuing as the show’s constant leading lady.
Speaking on the show’s closure, Simran Pareenja who is currently seen playing the role of Pavitra says, “I am genuinely happy that Kaala Teeka happened to me. This show has given me recognition and I have enjoyed being a part of it. I have made some very good friends like Daljeet (Kaur) and Fenil (Umrigar). I have seen many leaps in the show and emotionally I am very attached to it and will surely miss shooting for it.” She also added, “From playing a 20 year old girl to a mother, I have got a chance to explore my abilities as an actor. I’ve learnt to speak Bhojpuri and even performed a lot of difficult stunts on my own. I will remember this phase, this show forever. I am glad the makers aren’t dragging the storyline as it loses the charm of its plot so it’s better to end the show on a high”.