Aditi Jaltare: Television is so much more than stereotypical saas-bahu sagas


Child actress Aditi Jaltare, who is currently seen in the show “Punyashlok Ahilyabai”, says that TV has gone beyond saas-bahu sagas and faces no threat from OTT.

The actress adds that both platforms are suited for different types of content.

“While OTT viewership is on the rise, I believe television has its own niche religious audience. And today, television is so much more than stereotypical saas-bahu sagas. So, I believe both the mediums can exist in their own space,” she told IANS.

The actress says that more shows like hers should be made on the small screen.

“I believe it’s the need of the hour! The show ‘Punyashlok Ahilyabai’ takes a deep dive into a significant chapter of history. Queen Ahilyabai’s legacy has inspired so many people and now we have got the chance to highlight her extraordinary journey. The show has shown us the path for the future… about the way we want to shape the woman of tomorrow. I believe that content like this makes us retrospect and introspect and urges us to bring the necessary change,” she says.

Talking about shooting in the pandemic, she says: “It’s definitely not like the simpler times. But, everyone from the cast and to the crew has been going above and beyond to ensure a smooth shooting process. All the necessary precautionary steps are being taken. Hopefully, things will change for the better soon.”

“Punyashlok Ahilyabai” airs on Sony Entertainment Television.