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Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 Jan 2019 10:05:05


After years of silence, today the women of our country are finally standing up unitedly against harassment with unusual strength and courage. Celebrating this spirit of awakening, Star Bharat is all set to launch its new show Ek Thi Rani Ek Tha Raavan.

The show addresses the pertinent issue of stalking in our country through the powerful story of a young girl. Set in the historic town of Jhansi, home to Rani of Jhansi, the show reveals the nightmares of a girl-next-door Rani, the protagonist, who has been living in a dilemma about leaving her home every hour of the day. Belonging to a broken family, she aspires to be well educated, but steps out with little enthusiasm everyday fearing a follower. A man who waits until she leaves her doorstep and keeps her company during her day. This man, a 27-year-old Rivaaj is neither her friend, nor her lover. He is a stalker.

The crime of stalking is seldom given its due importance and is swept under the rug. Instead, the woman in question is often asked to mend her life and ways to avoid being stalked. The approach is always to blame the woman instead of the perpetrator. The show strives to influence mind-sets of men and women alike to overcome this prevalent evil.

Become a part of Rani’s journey with Ek Thi Rani Ek Tha Raavan, starting January 21, at 8 pm on Star Bharat & Hotstar.