On July 3, 2023, the show `Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thii` completed 23 years. The show created by TV czarina Ektaa Kapoor changed the game for Indian television. Recently, Kapoor shared that she tore actress-turned-politician Smriti Irani`s contract, days before hiring her to play the iconic role of Tulsi Virani in the soap `Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thii`.
As she was celebrating 23 years of the popular show, Ekta took to Instagram and shared a glimpse of the show. The ace producer also recalled tearing up a contract in Irani`s name after looking at her tape recording for a different show.
Sharing the credit song for her popular TV show, Ekta wrote on Instagram, “Year 1994. I`m sitting in my friend Shabina`s house and pandit Janardan sees me and tells me I will have my own company. I tell him `I`m planning to start in August` and he says `All will be good but wait for your 25th year that`s when you will make a show that people will watch like they used to watch Ramayan and Mahabharata on Doordarshan` (his exact words). “
“I say `I don`t think I can make a mythological show so good but let’s see`. Year 2000 six years have passed since HUM PAANCH and I`m asking Sameer sir @sameern to give me a drama as my South Indian drama is doing well and the Hindi channel should see it. He says yes.”
Ekta further wrote, “The same year – March 2000, I cast a new girl for an important role but on seeing her on tape I tear her contract only to sign as her as a lead on a spring day in March it also happens to be her birthday @smritiiraniofficial.”
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Ekta concluded her post with a sharing detail about a film announcement.
“Year 2023 July it’s guru Purnima and I look at my son and think `Khelne Wale Baith Ke Dekhenge ..Naye Khiladi Khel Yeh Khelenge..Rishton Ka Rang Badla…Naaton Ka Dhang Badla…Aaina Phir Bhi Wahi…never rung truer as in two hours I announce my first pan india film . It’s time to say THANKU EVERYONE and happy GURUPURNIMA LEARNT FROM LIFE N MY VIEWERS HAPPY 23 to #kyunkisaasbhikabhibahuthi.” This is the first time that superstar Mohanlal and Ektaa Kapoor will be collaborating.