Apart from solving crimes, the other thing that was associated with Daya, ACP Pradyuman, on one of the longest-running hit shows, CID was the catchphrase ‘Kuch toh gadbad hai, Daya’ that became pretty popular. What’s more interesting is that we recently came to know the real story behind it and how the catchphrase was incorporated into the show. Talking to Hindustan Times, ACP Pradyuman aka Shivaji Satam revealed that the catchphrase was not planned. In fact, while he was discussing a scene with the creator, they found his hand gesture so fascinating that they asked Satam to do it with his onscreen character.
“One day I was talking to him, discussing something about the scene and he kept on (staring). I asked, 'What happened?' (He said) 'Jis tarah se tu explain kar raha tha. Abhi jo tu aise haath kar ke bata raha tha. Yehi mujhe chahiye, karega tu ye? Isko tu ACP ke character mein laa sakta hai kya? (The way you were explaining, using your hands, will you be able to replicate this as ACP?)' he asked me,” Shivaji recalled. The actor then replicated the gesture for the show, and the rest is history. While social media has amplified the popularity of the show's dialogues and characters, its flaws also became the talking point on social media as they started poking fun at illogical scenes and cheap production values.
Talking about the same, Shivaji said, “CID was never a reality show or a docudrama. It was pure fantasy. You have to finish your subject in one hour or 45 minutes. So somewhere you had to take jumps. A case would take months to solve. There are certain (cases) where you'll need more than two episodes to go. You can't shoot each and every paragraph of a story. So those things will always be there. There's always be something which will be illogical but life also is illogical sometimes.”
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