Dil Deke Dekho is a romantic comedy serial which started airing from 18th October 2016 on SAB TV. SAB TV is a comedy channel which has become famous by virtue of its successful ventures such as Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltan Chashma and Chidiya Ghar. The story of the serial revolves around the love life of three generations and the struggles they face in the quest to express their love. The story is set in a Delhi neighbourhood where two families, Chopras and Shastri s, are neighbours. Rahul Shastri is the main character of the serial who stays with his parents, his 65 year old grandfather and his unmarried aunt. Rahul has been portrayed as a lazy but clever man. The Chopra family consists of Preet Chopra who is the youngest member of the family, her parents, her good looking uncle who is unmarried and her grandmother who is a former stunt woman.
Rahul Shastri falls in love with Preet Chopra while her uncle or chachaKamal Chopra falls for the former’s beautiful aunt or buaSimranShastri. These are not the only two love stories in the serial. Rahul Shastri’s grandfather or dadajiHridayanathShastritoo falls in love with Tulsi Chopra who is the grandmother or dadijiof Preet Chopra. Therefore, all the three generations of the Shastris and the Chopras are in love which forms the core plot of the serial.
The serial has been directed by Man Singh Manku and produced by Siddhant Goswami and Manish Goswami under the banner of Siddhant Cinevision Pvt. Ltd. The story, dialogues and screenplay are by Raghuvir Shekhawat. The creative director of the serial is Shefali Lal. The location of the shoot is in Mumbai. The serial has so far completed about 53 episodes. The serial airs at 10:30 pm from Monday to Friday.
1. Kanwaljit Singh as Hridayanath Shastri
Kanwaljit Singh plays the role of Hridayanath Shastri, the 65 year old grandfather of Rahul Shastri. He is in love with Tulsi Chopra, the grandmother of Preet Chopra. Kanwaljit Singh is a veteran actor who has acted in a number of television serials and feature films. He has appeared in both Hindi and Punjabi films. He acted in the immensely popular 1986 television serial Buniyaad which aired on the DD National. This was his debut serial alongside Alok Nath and Kritika Desai. His other serials include Family No. 1, Abhimaan, Khushiyaan, Farmaanand many more. He has appeared in a number of films such as Maachis, Ashanti, Satte Pe Satta, Mannat, Dil Mange More, Virsa, Rustom, Tum Bin, etc.
2. Navneet Nishan as Tulsi Chopra
Navneet Nishan plays the role of Tulsi Chopra, the feisty grandmother of Preet Chopra and the love interest of Hridayanath Shastri. Navneet Nishan made her Bollywood debut in the movie Waaris which was released in the year 1988. Her subsequent films include Drishti, Dilwale, Khuddar, Ammanat, Zaalim, Gangster, Raja Hindustani, Hadh Kar di apne, Kya Kehna, Chupa Rustam, Tum Bin,My name is Khan, etc. She has also acted in a number of Punjabi films. She is best known for her roles in the popular series Kasauti Zindagi Kay, Tara and Kavyanjali.
3. Abhishek Bajaj as Rahul Shastri
Abhishek Bajaj is in the role of Rahul Shastri, the son of the Shastri family who is in love with Preet Chopra, the youngest daughter of the Chopra family. Abhishek Bajaj is a television actor who has appeared in a number of serial such as Hitler Didi, Parvarrish, Santoshi Maa, Aahat, SilsilaPyarKa, etc. He is well known for portraying the role of Ishaan Zorawar in the serial MeriBhabi.
2. Amit Tandon as Kamal Chopra
Amit Tandon plays the role of Kamal Chopra who is the chachaof Preet Chopra. Amit Tandon was a musician before he became an actor. He reached the final rounds of the musical reality show Indian Idol 1 before elimination. Amit Tandon first appeared in the TV serial Kaisa Ye Pyar Haiand subsequently in Kyunki Saas bhi kabhi bahu thi and in the popular television series Dil Mill Gaye.
1. Preet Kaur Madhan as Simran Shastri
She plays the role of Simran Shastri, the aunt of Rahul Shastri and the love interest of Kamal Chopra. Preet has worked in many serials like Sabki Laadli Bebo, Ram Milayi Jodi, Fear Files, etc. She was also seen in the movie Yeh Jo Mohabbat Haiin 2012.