Indian soap has viewers in a lather

Readers of Khaleej Times have been vehement in their criticism of producer Balaji Telefilms Ekta Kapoor for stretching her TV serial Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus beyond a certain limit.

By N. Anandhi (Contributor)

Published: Mon 14 Aug 2006, 1:04 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 4:25 PM

The two main couples in the serial Tulsi Virani (Smriti Irani) and Mihir Virani (Rohit Roy) and Karan (Hiten Tejwani) and Nandini (Gauri Pradhan) haven't met for years and several episodes.

Ask Ekta Kapoor and she replies. "They will meet in a few weeks."

On one hand Tulsi who has been asked to leave the house after Mihir suspects that she has been responsible for the mercy killing of his mother. While in truth it is a woman called Meera who has set her evil designs on him.

After the twenty year leap that the serial has now taken again, it is now discovered that Tulsi is still alive while the family had given up on her as dead. "And now Mihir tries and gets her back home in a few episodes. I don't know how long, but it will take place soon," says Gauri Pradhan who along with Hiten won the best couple award on TV beating Smriti and Ronit Roy in popular TV awards.

Pradhan also reveals that Tulsi coming back home will also mean her return to the show. Nandini had been jailed after killing one of the villains in the show. "But when Tulsi returns, she will try and locate me out as well and I can come back to the show. Right now I am working on a serial called Kaisa Yeh Pyaar Hai on Sony TV," says Gauri. He real life husband is Hiten Tejwani who she meets everyday but not on the sets of Kyunkii But even he is working with me in Kaisa Yeh Pyaar Hai. I meet him there as well," says Gauri.

Quiz her on how long the serial will go on or drag. "I guess it will go on as long as the Bold and the Beautiful. It is a never ending story because the serial is not showing any signs of flagging TRPs. The show is still on the number 1 lot after the twenty year leap," says Gauri. Incidentally the first eight episodes of the new leap were written by Ekta herself. The leap took place on June 7, Ekta's birthday.

Long ago readers had expressed dissatisfaction over the killing of Mihir Virani and he had been brought back on public demand.

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