MUMBAI—This year, on the momentous centenary event of Shri Sai Baba taking ‘Samadhi’ in Shirdi, “Mere Sai” is all set to launch the historical story of Sai’s journey on Sony Entertainment Television. Abeer Soofi will essay the role of the saint. There will be year-long celebrations as Baba took ‘Samadhi’ on Oct. 15, 1918.
More than 1000 people auditioned for this role. The count was shot down to 300 and from that three candidates were shortlisted. The actor said, “Yes, I am playing the role of Sai Baba in ‘Mere Sai.’ It was way beyond challenging, as I had played negative and comic roles earlier and playing Baba was a completely different experience. However, everything just fell into place, and I hope viewers will like me. I am putting my best foot forward to do complete justice.”
The serial’s cast recently visited the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple to seek blessings on the day of their show launch.