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“Partners - Trouble Ho Gayi Double” on Sony SAB cast (Left to right): Vipul Roy, Kishwer Merchant, Ashwini Kalsekar, Johny Lever, Kiku Sharda and Shweta Gulati. (photo provided)

MUMBAI—Get set to watch a ‘Jodi’ never seen before. “Partners – Trouble Ho Gayi Double” claims to bring double the fun and double the comedy with its fresh treatment for a buddy-cop comedy genre.

The show revolves around the story of inspector Manav Anang Desai, aka M.A.D., and inspector Aditya Dev who become partners at work to solve crimes. Manav, played by Kiku Sharda, is a lazy and clumsy man but he thinks of himself as a very skilled and sharp police officer. On the other hand, Aditya, enacted by Vipul Roy, is an intelligent, strong and devoted policeman. The duo is forced into forming a partnership as a part of the Special Investigation Team headed by the commissioner of police, Gogol Chatterjee, played by Johny Lever.

Aditya and Manav are complete opposites in their approach and behavior, so their dislike for each other is also very evident. Aditya is initially infuriated at the thought of working with Manav and goes to great lengths to keep him out of his way.

Their boss, Commissioner Chatterjee, has devoted his entire life to the police force, has reached this position after working very hard and making some tough decisions in life. He is also a big football aficionado, which is very evident in the metaphors he uses in his lingo.

Apart from solving cases and chasing criminals, Manav and Aditya have romantic aspirations for the Nadkarni sisters. Dolly Nadkarni (played by Shweta Gulati) is a café owner and is being pursued by Manav, while her sister Ayesha Nadkarni (played by Kishwer Merchant) is a criminal lawyer, being serenaded by Aditya.

Adding some spice to this comic madness is Ashwini Kalsekar, who plays their widowed mother, Neena Nadkarni. She is a social activist and a social media enthusiast, and what’s more, eyes her long-lost college crush, Commissioner Gogol Chatterjee!

Another interesting personality is that of a ‘Khabri’ – the secret informer for the police. In reality, he is the twin brother of commissioner Chatterjee and helps the duo solve cases by providing vital information and tips. He appears in various disguises and characters.

Neeraj Vyas, Sr. EVP & Head, SAB, commented, “Delivering on Sony SAB’s brand promise of ‘Haste Raho India,' we are excited to present a new and entertaining spectacle to our viewers.”

Paritosh Painter, producer, IDEAS Entertainment, stated, “Crime comedy is one of the world’s favorite genre on TV, but never sincerely attempted on Indian Television, so when SAB asked me to produce this concept that they had developed and gave me such a stellar cast to work with, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse! The viewers are going to enjoy the refreshing chemistry between all the characters in the show.”

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