The Uncle Pradesh Saga


The Uncle Pradesh Saga

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza/ Arré


he story begins in Etawah, a district in Uttar Pradesh and home to the most powerful family in the big bad north of the Indian subcontinent – the Yadavs. Mulayam Singh, played by perpetual patriarch Amitabh Bachchan, is planning to host a festival where he can kick back and relax with his homies and subjects. His son Akhilesh, played by the young, charismatic Ranbir Kapoor, looks after the kingdom under his father’s watchful eye.

Unlike other shows, The Uncle Pradesh Saga will not follow the set pattern of saas-bahu drama. The source of conflict will be entirely new – an evil uncle – never witnessed before in Indian soaps or mythology. In this case, the villain is Mulayam Singh’s brother Shivpal Yadav, played by Shakti “Crime Master Gogo” Kapoor. Akhilesh dislikes uncle Shivpal, who is constantly trying to upstage the young ’un with papa Mulayam’s support.