- Written and executive produced by Ajay Sahgal and Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar, it is a single-camera comedy pilot from 20th Television.
Indian American Reema Sampat and British Indian Meera Simhan will lead the cast of ABC’s Comedy Pilot “The Son in Law.” The plot of the pilot resembles any number of Bollywood productions, focusing on the family dynamics involving class conflict — a rich girl falls in love with a poor guy and the parents of the girl sneer at the match.
According to a report in Variety, Simhan plays Khushi Mehta, Asha’s (Reema Sampat) “high-strung philanthropist mother,” who along with her New York Philharmonic Conductor husband, is a part of Manhattan’s high society. Understandably she disapproves of her daughter’s relationship with plumber Jake played by Chris Sullivan.
Britain-born and India and Los Angeles raised Simhan has over 50 television and film credits over the past 25 years, including, guest roles on “The Resident,” “Evil,” “Anger Management,” “House,” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “NCIS: Los Angeles,” as well as a recurring role on CW’s “The Flash,” Verity reports.
Simhan’s critically acclaimed one-woman show “Miss India America,” was turned into a feature film by the same name, which she co-wrote with Ravi Kapoor, won awards for Best Screenplay at the Los Angeles Asian America Film Festival, Deadline reports.
Reema Sampat is an Indian-American actress originally from Houston, Texas. According to her website, her career credits include “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix), “Shades of Blue” (NBC), Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” (Netflix), the upcoming independent feature “The Man Behind the Camera” (starring Matthew Lawrence), “The Pretenders” (starring Jane Levy, directed by James Franco), and “Blood Surf” (starring Lorelei Linklater).