Press release


Zee Africa has announced the exciting launch of Mehek, the first Bollywood production to star actors from the African continent.   The landmark series, which was shot entirely in India and will premiered in April.

Mehek introduces South African actors Shonisani Masutha, Kamogelo Mogale, Ndaba ka Ngwane, and Nomava Kibare to Zee One viewers in South Africa and  across the continent.

The decision to develop a Bollywood production with local actors stemmed from Zee’ s unequivocal success story on the African continent.   It is a ground-breaking Africa meets India story where two lovestruck individuals, from vastly different backgrounds, are brought together by love.

Africa meets India

Mehek is the eponymous story of a young girl from Delhi, India whose love for cooking is closely tied to her mother’s memories and Shaurya (Karan Vohra), a rich and arrogant, restaurateur.  Their paths cross leading to an unlikely relationship but all is not what it seems.

Meanwhile Eddie Gabela (played by Ndaba ka Ngwane), a successful businessman from Africa moves to Delhi with his wife Leleti (played by Nomava Kibare), daughter Norah (played by Shonisani Masutha) and son Dennis (played by Kamogelo Mogale).  Dennis has been implicated in a serious crime and whilst the family knows he’s innocent they are helpless to save him from these false accusations and decide to leave Africa for his safety.

Norah’s love life however takes an interesting turn when she meets and falls in love with Karan in India. Their relationship is a colourful imbalance of love and betrayal as the couple forges a life together in India.

Follow the story of this ground-breaking Africa meets India story line and experiences of Norah and Karan from vastly different backgrounds brought together by love.

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Linda Oliphant

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