Zee World Premiers ‘Mehek’ – It’s First Original Production With An African Cast

Zee Entertainment Africa has announced the exciting premiere of Mehek, the first Zee World production to star actors from the African continent. 

The landmark series, which was shot entirely in India, will premiere on Saturday, 6 April at 21h00 on Zee World. It introduces African actors Shonisani Masutha, Kamogelo Mogale, Ndaba ka Ngwane and Nomava Kibare to Zee World viewers across Sub Saharan Africa.

“Mehek represents an important and evolutionary part of Zee World’s commitment to providing relevant, exciting and innovative content to its viewers. Zee is proud of this production and of our African actors; furthermore, it will undoubtedly set a strong foundation for similar productions in the future,” says Harish Goyal, CEO, Zee Entertainment Africa & Asia Pacific.  

“The decision to develop a Bollywood production with African actors stemmed from Zee World’s unequivocal success in Africa and the love showered by our audiences for the channel.  Zee World has enjoyed tremendous growth throughout the years and Mehek was the obvious next step,” says Ratna Siriah, Business Head, Zee Entertainment Africa.

“The Multichoice group understands the importance of local content to our subscriber.  As Africa’s leading content producer and most loved storyteller, we are delighted that our channel partners such as Zee share this in this vision and investing in showcasing local talent in new innovative ways,” added Aletta Alberts, Executive Head of Content Strategy for MultiChoice. 

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 (Ndaba ka Ngwane), a successful businessman from Africa moves to Delhi with his wife Leleti (Nomava Kibare), daughter Norah (Shonisani Masutha) and son Dennis (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. They 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 colorful imbalance of love and betrayal as the couple forges a life together in India.  

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