''Shani'' not a cruel and unforgiving ''graha'': Shiv Sagar

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Mumbai, Jan 27 (PTI) The objective of ''Mahima ShanidevKi'', the mythological soap on Imagine TV is to dispel thegeneral impression that Shani is a cruel and unforgiving''graha'', says the show''s creative producer Shiv Sagar.

Talking to PTI, Shiv, grandson of late filmmaker RamanandSagar, said the show which began three years ago is headingfor its 175th episode at the end of this month.

"The primary reason for success of the soap is thepositive content of the stories told in the episodes. Ourobjective was to dispel the general impression that Shani is acruel and unforgiving graha," he said.

According to Shiv, Shani is a fair and balanced dispenserof justice who cleansed man''s life of bad deeds of theprevious and present karmas and sowed seeds of goodness,humility and honesty in his heart during his passage in thedestiny of a man.

The serial had started with the stories of KingVikramaditya of Ujjain who went through the seven and halfyears'' acid test of Shani which changed him from an arrogantking to a humble man and went on to narrate stories revolvingaround the shrine of Shani in Shingnapur in Maharashtra.

The stories are now converged on the mythology of Shaniwho altered the life of practically every proud and boastfulcharacter in Indian mythology like Ravan, Kans, Duryodhan andDushyant who believed they were invincible, Shiv said. (More)PTI MR VKV

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