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Disney Channel to present a new tween musical drama, ISHAAN



Wednesday, May 5, 2010 3:56:02 PM (IST) | Bollywood Trade Editorial


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TWEEN MUSICAL DRAMA - ISHAAN
 
Disney Channel, the favorite TV destination for kids, tweens and families, will premiere a new musical drama – “Ishaan” – on 15th of May, 2010 at 10.00 am. “Ishaan” is the musical and inspirational journey of a young boy and will include a soundtrack of 11 original tracks for Disney Channel fans.

The new series is part of the channel’s commitment to provide relevant stories for kids, and extend those stories through universally appealing music. Disney Channel is committed to creating local content to further the connection it has with kids and families.

Natasha Malhotra, Vice President and General Manager, Walt Disney Television International India, said, “Ishaan. brings Disney brand promises to life – optimism, self-expression, imagination, entertainment, quality – and joins our music-driven properties including ‘Hannah Montana’ and ‘High School Musical’, in delivering relatable characters and stories to India.s youth.”

The television production arm of Red Chillies Entertainment, headed by one of Indian Cinema.s biggest superstar, Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan, has been commissioned to produce the tween musical drama. Regarding his company’s foray into kids and family entertainment, Shah Rukh said, "I have always enjoyed watching Disney Channel with my kids and I am happy that my company is producing a show that will be part of the Disney family.”

Ishaan is the inspiring musical journey of a boy who finds friends and a sense of belonging through music. Extremely intelligent and talented, Ishaan finds his true calling and his friends through music when he joins a school band, ‘Yaari’. Ishaan’s story showcases the triumph of friendship and passion over ambition, set in the backdrop of music. Ishaan’s band mates; the gregarious Ron, strong willed Shyla and talented Pulkit, soon become Ishaan’s source of strength and help him realise that music and Yaari is where he truly belongs.

The ensemble cast stars talented new comers Tapasvi Mehta as Ishaan, Anisa Butt as Shyla, Nakul Sahdev as Kabir, Farhina Parvez as Mun Mun, Kishen Savjani as Ron and Ayaz Ahmad as Pulkit. Other cast includes well known television personalities Shruti Ulfat, Rajinder Mehra and Rajiv Paul.

The music directors are Dhruv Ghanekar (of DRONA fame) and R. Anandh, who has garnered many laurels for his jingles in leading brand’s television commercials.

“ISHAAN” was created by well-known writer Jaydeep Sarkar and is being directed by Iqbal Rizvi.

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Tags : Disney Channel, ISHAAN, tween musical drama - ISHAAN, Natasha Malhotra, Walt Disney Television International India, Red Chillies Entertainment, Shah Rukh Khan, GAURI KHAN, Ron, Shyla, Pulkit, Tapasvi Mehta, Anisa Butt, Nakul Sahdev, Farhina Parvez, Kishen Savjani, Ayaz Ahmad, Dhruv Ghanekar, R. Anandh, Jaydeep Sarkar, Iqbal Rizvi

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