‘Balika Vadhu’ script was written in 1992
The story of the hit show Balika Vadhu was actually written in 1992. This is something BT discovered while speaking to writer Purnendru. Purnendru, whose growing-up years were spent in Rajasthan, was witness to many such cases happening around him. He had seen
how kids were forced or tricked into early marriages and the pain that followed thereafter. “It’s really sad to see how these kids are ripped off their childhood, education, etc and are pushed into serious family responsibilities.
For a long time, I wanted to do something about it. So I penned this down, and this was way back in 1992. Initially I wrote it as a film story. But then, at that time, I wasn’t really working as a writer and it never occured to me to approach producers and push it forward.” He reveals how one of his friends Vinod Sharma approached him for this story as he wanted to make it into a serial for Doordarshan, but that didn’t really materialise. But Purnendru joined Sunjoy Wadhwa and they made Saat Phere. A couple of years ago the friends got together for Ballika Vadhu, which today has become one of the top shows on TV. The two friends have big plans ahead. Way to go Purnendru and Sunjoy.