Meera Simhan is to be cast in ABC’s new single-camera comedy pilot The Son in Law from 20th Television.
The show is written and executive produced by Ajay Sahgal and executive produced by Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar of Fresh Off the Boat, according to Deadline. The show will follow Jake (Chris Sullivan) who finds himself seeking the approval of his finance Asha’s (Reema Sampat) parents.
Simhan will play Khushi Mehta, Asha’s mother, who is described to be a self-involved philanthropist. Khushi openly disapproves of Jake and Asha’s relationship especially because Jake is significantly less wealthy than Asha and her family, Variety reports.
Simhan will lead opposite Reema Sampat, who will play the role of Om Khushi’s husband and the conductor of the New York Philharmonic, according to Variety.
Deadline reports that Simhan recently appeared on The Flash and guest-starred on shows such as Evil and The Resident. She has amassed more than 50 TV credits over the past 25 years according to Variety. She also co-wrote the feature Miss India America with Ravi Kapoor, which won awards for Best Screenplay at the Los Angeles Asian America Film Festival and the CAAM Fest Narrative Jury Award for Best Feature.
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