Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil
Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil (English: My Heart Lives In A Foreign Land) (International title:Chasing My Heart) is an Indian television series produced by Ekta Kapoor under her banner Balaji Telefilms for Star Plus. The storyline set in Austria is inspired by the 1997 film Pardes and Manju Kapur's 2008 novel The Immigrant. It was shot in locations near India, Vienna and Innsbruck The series stars Drashti Dhami as Naina Vivek Batra, Arjun Bijlani as Raghav Rajesh Mehra and Vineet Raina as Rehaan Karan Khurana. It went off air on 30 June 2017 with 170 episodes. It was replaced by Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3.
Raghav Mehra works in his rich Indian family based in Austria. He is in love with the rich and spoilt Sanjana Singhal, who ignores him. Naina Batra, a woman close to her family breaks up with her fiancé Amit due to her heart patient mother Asha's illness and leaves to Austria for the operation. Naina and Raghav become friends. Impressed by Naina, Raghav's grandmother Indumati fixes her marriage with Veer, another heir to the family. However, on the wedding day Indumati asks Raghav to become Naina's groom as Veer leaves. Raghav sacrifices his love for Sanjana and marries Naina. Naina feels betrayed but soon trusts Raghav. Sanjana gets pregnant with Veer's child and causes a misunderstanding making Naina believe that it is Raghav's child though it is later cleared, after which Naina helps Raghav start a business in Austria. Indumati falls into a coma. Raghav invents a product but Veer and his father Madan steal the idea by selling it of as their own. Naina collects evidence against Veer and shows it to buyer Rehaan Khurana who tells her that she can buy Raghav's patent back only if she gets €20,000. Naina meets Rehaan's wife Ahana and agrees to become a surrogate mother for her to help Raghav who misunderstands the situation by thinking Naina has an affair and carries someone else's baby. Without justification, he divorces her. Sanjana and Veer get married. Sanjana gives birth to their daughter Veera Mehra. Raghav's cousin Shaurya weds Pragya and they become parents to Prayag. Ahana meets with a car accident planned by Rehaan's stepmother Harjeet and dies after telling Naina that the baby is in danger.