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'Laado 2...' an attempt to tell a progressive story: Meghna


Mumbai: Popular television actor Meghna Malik is back as 'Ammaji' in the second season of "Laado - Veerpur Ki Mardaani" and she says this time the team is trying its best to tell a progressive story.

The earlier show "Na Aana Is Des Laado" premiered in 2009 on Colors channel and enjoyed a good run till its end in 2012. Now, the makers are back with chapter two - "Laado - Veerpur Ki Mardaani"

Meghna, who was seen as a powerful antagonist in the previous show, is back but with a progressive thought process.

"Earlier Ammaji was against women, now she is for them. She shares the vision of 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao', she is the voice for weaker section of society, she is the torch-bearer and alternative for people who have not got justice," the actor says in an interview with PTI.

"This character is coming with greater energy and experience," she adds.

Meghna says there is a fresh take on Ammaji's personality and the plotline of the show.

"With time TV needs to change and so with this show, there is an attempt to try something new. There is an attempt to tell a progressive story this time and it will be covering various social issues. There is an excitement for the subject, the content is nice, there is much more drama, it's more colourful."

The 46-year-old actor says it is definitely a challenge to meet the success of the previous show.

"The dialect became popular, ads and films were being made in this language. Haryana's Election Commission had roped me as their brand ambassador to spread awareness among people about their voting rights."

Actor Avika Gor will also return to television with the show while playing Anushka, Ammaji's elder granddaughter. She plays the role of a final year law student who is very bright and righteous.