This is Fate also translated in India as Kundali Bhagya is a new and exciting series showing on Zee World since December.
The show This is fate is a spin-off of the popular and much loved Twist of fate. It centers around Pragya and Bulbul estranged sisters (Preeta and Shruti) who had been living with their father Raghuveer.
Update: This is fate has taken a seasonal break to make room for the start of another series, Kindred hearts. A date has not been officially announced by Zee World for it’s resumption or season two.
It is also produced by Balaji Telefilms, an Indian entertainment company known for producing successful India serials that engage viewers for a long time. Their shows rake high TRPs and are amongst the most watched shows of the Year. This is Fate stars Shraddha Arya, Dheeraj Dhoopar and Manit Joura in lead roles.
The story begins with Preeta (played by Shraddha Arya) and Shristi (Anjum Fakih) struggling to board a Mumbai-bound train from Nashik station. The sisters are quite opposite of each other in personality, While Preeta is the quiet and reserved kind, Shrishti is outspoken and feisty.
A reason why Shrishti is all excited to explore the city life whereas Preeta who is also a physiotherapist, is contemplative and emotional about leaving her city.
We will be treated to their back-story through flashbacks and dialogues even as we will see them settle into their new home with Sarla and start their lives afresh. Eventually they cross path with the two Luthra brothers – Rishabh (Manit Joura) and Karan (Dheeraj Dhoopar) who are also friends of Abhi.
Just as Preeta and Shruti personality differs, Rishabh and Karan are also poles apart. While Karan is a popular cricketer, arrogant and brash, Rishabh a successful artiste manager, calm and gentle.
The show promises an exciting story line, added to the expected romance and drama coming up in the series, Karan will share a love-hate relationship with Preeta while his brother Rishabh wil develop a liking towards her. This is inclusive of a love triangle that will sure add extra spice to the series.
The series like earlier noted centers on Pragya and Bulbul’s long-lost younger sisters Preeta and Srishti. They return to their mother, Sarla, after their father’s sudden death. There they learn about the heartaching truth of their broken family.
The sisters however rebuild their life in Mumbai, soon they cross path with the rich and famous Luthra family. The elder son of the Luthra family, Rishabh Luthra owns a public relations firm that manages rockstar Abhishek Mehra. While The younger son, Karan Luthra is a famous cricketer. In all these, the two brothers share a strong bond.
Initially, Karan hates Preeta, but Rishabh begins to fall in love with Preeta’s simple and loving nature. Eventually Karan and Preeta become best friends and she wins over the affections of the Luthra family, except their aunt, Kareena.
When Rishabh’s marriage talk begins, he initially believes his mother has brought Preeta’s alliance for him and accepts, but learns the alliance is actually for a girl named Sherlyn, the daughter of Kareena’s friend. Preeta then convinces Rishabh to accept the alliance and Sherlyn and Rishabh get engaged.
Meanwhile, Preeta also gets engaged to a man named Prithvi. Soon, it is revealed that Sherlyn is only trying to marry Rishabh for his money, and her boyfriend is Prithvi who she has sent as an alliance for Preeta in other to keep her away from Rishabh.
But eventually, Karan and Preeta get suspicious about the relationship that exists between Sherlyn and Prithvi, and they team up to expose them.
While on the other hand, Srishti – Preeta’s sister and Karan do not like Prithvi, they team up to show Preeta his true intentions. But Sherlyn and Prithvi constantly get away with their lies and prove themselves worthy of their respective fiances, to the annoyance of Karan, Preeta and Srishti.
Sherlyn gets pregnant with Prithvi’s child, and is able to keep it hidden from the Luthra and Arora family. Also, Karan and Preeta start to somewhat fall for each other.
While all these goes on with the Lights family, back home Srishti constantly feels that her mother does not love her as much as she loves Pragya and Preeta. This proves to always be a constant topic when Sarla and Srishti fight.
Srishti also meets Sameer, Karan and Rishabh’s cousin, whom she initially butt heads with. But then they start getting close and eventually develop feelings for each other even though they hide it.
In essence, This is fate takes us through the life of an affluent Mumbai family and how they navigate through relationships, marriage and career. – Wikipedia
Extended Plot line
The show narrates the story of Pragya and Bulbul’s long-lost younger sisters, Preeta and Srishti. Preeta is ready to be engaged to Deepak, who had been in love with her since school. How ever Deepak’s love is based on Preeta’s beauty and majorly lust. On the night of Preeta’s engagement, Raguveer- Preeta and Sristhi’s dad, shows up drunk to their as guests are arriving for the engagement, leading to a conflict with him and Srishti, where she finds out her father is going to hand over their house to Deepak’s family as a dowry. Preeta, disheartened calls off the engagement. Raguveer falls ill and is taken to hospital where it is revealed that he has been unwell for some time and that he only wanted to get Preeta married so both she and Srishti will be taken care of after his death. Raguveer reveals to the girls that their mother is alive, and that he has met their elder sister Pragya, whilst she was running from thugs with Abhi. He gives them the address and makes them promise to meet their mom after his death.
Raguveer passes on and soon we see the girls headed to Mumbai to meet their mother Sarla. When they arrive in Mumbai, Preeta loses the address to their mum’s house in the rain. Eventually they run into Abhi, who remembers that Sarla needs tenants as Pragya and Bulbuls room is unoccupied.
He brings them to Sarla’s house and unbeknownst to Sarla and the girls, they meet their mother. Sarla then finds out that Preeta and Srishti are her long lost daughters but decides to keep this a secret. Conflict starts when Srishti idolises Tanu much to Sarla’s dislike, this causes many arguments between the sisters and Sarla more especially Shrishti. It is soon revealed to the girls that Sarla is their mom and in time they reconcile their differences.
In the midst of this, two sons of the rich Luthra family, Karan- a cricketer and a ladies man with a huge ego and lots of charm and Rishabh- A kind hearted yet cut throat businessman soon become apart of Preeta’s life.
Rishabh and Preeta become good friends as she becomes the physiotherapist to Karan and Rishabh’s grandmother. He soon starts developing feelings of Preeta, however through some misunderstanding he becomes engaged to Sherlyn, but still longs for Preeta. Rishabh’s always looks after Preeta best interests and always lends her a helping hand.
Karan and Preeta on the other hand always conflict and argue as Preeta finds him to have a huge ego and is quite annoying and Karan sees Preeta as someone’s who only talks a lot. Karan and Rishabh’s Aunt Kareena hates Preeta as she is often praised in the Luthra house for her hard work , help and good heart,she often tries to get Preeta into trouble. Soon Sherlyn begins to feel threatened by Preeta and starts to plot against her. Srishti conflicts with Sameer Luthra however soon starts developing feelings for him. Preeta starts to fall inlove with Karan and Karan starts developing feelings for her while Rishabh is oblivious to Preeta and his brother’s feelings for each other. Different twists occur when Preeta is engaged to Prithvi, Rishabh is engaged to Sherlyn and Karan is engaged to Monisha.
Rishabh is a reserved person and hesitates to confess to Preeta while on the other hand, Karan is bold and always openly speaks about his attraction to Preeta.
Prithvi and Sherlyn are in relationship and she is pregnant .Prithvi’s only intension was to take revenge from Rishabh. And for this purpose he uses Sherlyn as instrument.Prithvi and Sherlyn are still married but they want revenge for stupid reasons.Later Prithvi plans to get Rishabh in jail and his plan succeeded and Preeta and Karan are trying to get Rishabh back from jail.
Later, Shristhi gets doubt on Sherlyn and tries to prove that she is pregnant.
Sherlyn faints during she and Rishabh’s engagement and Dr.hab Seema finds out she’s pregnant. Preeta and Karan chase down the doctor but she’s threatened by someone to lie. Preeta is blamed by Kareena and is accused of wanting to steal the family’s money. Later on Rishab yells at Karan for not informing him before about his plans and plot. Afterwards Karan goes to apologise to Preeta about the situation,but Preeta says it’s not his fault.
Pritvi and Sherlyn conspire to have Karan arrested. They hire Monisha to accuse Karan of sexual harassment after drugging him and taking him to a hotel suite Karan is arrested and Rishab is arrested for bribery and harassing Monisha, according to her plan. Preeta testifies for them in court and they get bail. Preeta comes up with a plan to trick Monisha. Karan proposes to Monisha and she refuses. Pritvi convinces Monisha by trapping her boyfriend in their scheme and she eventually agrees to the marriage. They hold an engagement ceremony but a world class thief tries to steal a diamond for his boss King Kong. There is a commotion at the house and the police arrive to arrest the thieves.
The engagement ceremony continues. The family learn about Ritwik being Monisha’s boyfriend and try to entrap him in a business partnership, in which they succeed. However, once Ritwik agrees to spill all the beans against Prithvi to Rishabh and Karan, Prithvi gets him killed. Rishabh is blamed and held in to custody for Ritwik’s murder.
In order to save his brother from being imprisoned for Ritwik’s murder Karan agrees to get married to Monisha and this helps free Rishabh. Rishabh, Preeta and the entire family then gang up together in order to save Karan from his wedding with Monisha. However, they all fail, until “Billa” the assassin used to murder Ritwik falsely claims that it was Monisha who was behind Ritwik’s murder. Monisha is sent to prison.After the series of event Shirlyn and Prithvi were being married at temple but Sarla saw Shirlyn and they plots to kidnap her. Shirlyn also adds bumb in Rakhi’s purse during her and Rishabh’s marriage and revealed everything to Preeta. Preeta is now on a mission to expose Shirlyn.
From all feelers, it is evident that This is fate have more creative content to offer than Abhi and Pragya story. Even though the story line looks similar with the whole family conflict, rich man – poor girl love troubles, devious brides and antagonistic relatives, we can expect to get a different angle to it.
We also hope the show keep it simple and doesn’t complicate its storyline by introducing characters who are always scheming and plotting like Aliyah and Tanu from Twist of fate. Speaking on the series, the show runner Ekta Kapoor had this to say:
“…The writing for this show is extremely strong in terms of characterisation and the engaging screenplay should leave audiences hooked at the end of every episode.” – credit.
- English Name: This is Fate
- Indian name: Kundali bhagya
- Seasons: 1
- Episodes: Still running
- Start date on Zee World: 12th December 2018.
- End date on Zee World: 3rd June 2019
- Time slot: 19:00 WAT and 18:00 CAT
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