Redefining manhood – &TV’s Meri Hanikarak Biwi

The cast of Meri Hanikarak Biwi


~  Premieres on 4th December, and airs every Monday to Friday at 10:00 PM only on  &TV ~


Mumbai, 22nd November 2017: Masculinity has always been associated with words such as macho, muscular, tough, strong and powerful. Furthermore, films have also glorified men with the popular dialogue, “Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota”. Because of this, if men show any sign of weakness or appear flawed, they are shamed and not easily accepted. Dismissing stereotypes and highlighting how ‘being a man’ is a lot more than only imposing authority or advancing the family’s legacy, &TV is all set to present a light-hearted fiction offering Meri Hanikarak Biwi. The show will delve into the many societal pressures associated with producing an heir, and its effects on a man who finds himself erroneously subjected to a contraceptive method – vasectomy. The show is a slice of life presentation, narrated through the characters of Akhilesh (Karan Suchak) and Dr. Ira (Jiyaa Shankar), Meri Hanikarak Biwi premieres on 4th December 2017, and air every Monday to Friday at 10:00 PM on &TV.


Produced by Amir and Sonali Jaffar’s Full House Media, the story revolves around a brawny simpleton – Akhilesh and his tryst with the bold and beautiful – Dr. Ira. Their unplanned encounters in Varanasi turn out to be ‘hanikarak’ for Akhilesh and the situational errors and misunderstandings continue to follow them to Mumbai. However, the final nail in the coffin is when Dr. Ira erroneously performs the vasectomy (Nasbandi) surgery on Akhilesh, redefining his manhood for good! From here on life is not the same anymore for Akhilesh, but he embarks on a journey with Dr. Ira as his wife. Will his union with Dr. Ira strengthen his standing in the society as a truly capable man? And how will Akhilesh really cope with a Hanikarak Biwi?