Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta is taking a 20 year leap, and Ekta Kapoor admits the time for change had arrived long ago. “But we got busy with other things, so naturally the ratings dipped. It’s my fault,” she said at the announcement of the leap. You are probably aware that right now the new Manav (Hiten Tejwani) and Archana (Ankita Lokhande) are at odds with each other, as Archana dragged Manav to court over the redevelopment project of their housing society. As it turns out, Manav loses the case (obviously, if he had won, they would have to pull down the set).
The two are further pulled apart when Soham goes missing after Archana’s sister Varsha kidnaps him. Archana delivers twins Ovi and Tejaswini but an angry Manav forcibly takes them and their son Sachin away from her and moves to Canada. Savita Tai goes with him. Meanwhile, Archana is still in Mumbai with her mother Sulochana and Poorvi, an orphan girl she adopts. The makers have promised exciting developments once the post-leap story begins on December 12. Can’t wait till then? Get introduced to Manav and Archana’s kids right now!