Miss India TV Serial was one of the major attempt from Doordarshan to change its image. This beauty pageant based TV Series was premiered as Miss India TV Serial on Doordarshan National (DD1) on 19 May 2004 at 9:30 PM, and later revamped as “Main Banungi Miss India TV Serial” after gaining quick TRP and as a part Of Doordarshan’s Revamp, where many serials were renamed. Taking a cue from the ‘infamous’ Laxmi Pandit incident, the serial was aimed to take a peek into the world of glamour that has taken youngsters fancy. Pandit’s Miss India-World title was revoked after it was found that she had embellished few facts on her bio-data.
Produced by Rupesh Gohil, under the banner of Uthopia Production, the show was directed by debutante Sabir Mustaffa. Bhojpuri Actress Pakhi hegde and Kajal became well known faces accross country. Touted to be based on the real life story of director Sabir Mustaffa, the show stars Pakhi Hegde as Suhani Sahay (Female Lead), Shilpa Shinde as Sanjana Guzral (Female Village), Prithvi Zutsi as Mr.. Guzral (Sanjana’a Father), Dalip Tahil, Carran Kapur, Kajal Sharma, and Shweta Kawatra. Former Indian Batsman Vinod Kambali was also introduced to TV Industry with a role of Photographer in this serial.
While the screenplay was written by Brij Mohan, dialogues were written by Rajesh Saksham, cinematography by Mahendra Ryan and music was given by Sachin. The serial was a grim look at the glamour industry. It was an honest attempt to look at if the path to the beauty pageant is a bed of roses or is strewn with thorns.