Ekta Kapoor: Sakshi Tanwar - Ram Kapoor’s Bold Scene In Bade Achche Lagte Hain Was My Biggest Mistake
SpotboyE.com reporter attends the launch of Zee TV’s Kundali Bhagya, the spin-off of Kumkum Bhagya in Delhi. Here’s all that transpired at the event...
Ekta Kapoor’s Kumkum Bhagya (Zee TV) starring Sriti Jha and Shabbir Ahluwalia is one of the most popular shows on Indian television. The show has been running for 3 years and has managed to maintain consistent TRPs.
Now, the filmmaker is all set to bring forth the spin-off of the hit show, which is titled Kundali Bhagya. Ekta launched the show in Delhi this afternoon with the cast -- Dheeraj Dhoopar, Shraddha Arya, Anjum Fakih and Manit Joura.
Ram Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor And Sakshi Tanwar Pose For A Picture
During the media interaction, Ekta was asked if she believes in ‘kundali’ herself and she said, “Yes, I completely believe in Kundali. For instance, if I am travelling to Delhi and meet my friends coincidentally, you may see it as a coincidence but I take it as a planned coincidence (kundali).”
Smriti Irani And Ekta Kapoor Are All Smiles For The Camera
She has reigned over TV for so long now with unforgettable shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kahiin To Hoga and Kasautii Zindagii Kay to her credit. Talk about her biggest mistake and she reveals that it was the love making scene between Sakshi Tanwar and Ram Kapoor in Bade Achche Lagte Hain. While many may think it gave the show an unparalleled boost, the truth is far from it. Ekta says that due to the scene, the TRP of Bade Achche Lagte Hain dropped. “Showing the love making scene between Sakshi and Ram was my
biggest mistake. It TRP of the show dropped from 6 to 2 after that.” (See The Video Above)
Ram Kapoor And Sakshi Tanwar In A Still From The Show Bade Acche Lagte Hai
The media present also enquired about her foray into the digital space with her app ALTBalaji. Now that she rules the TV world, does she expect a similar outcome for the digital space as well? “I want to rule the digital platform. That’s my dream. We were hoping for 8 lakh downloads in 5 weeks, we got 3 million. We couldn’t put on many shows this month, but next month is going to be different. I plan to put out 4-5 big shows, which will see a few of my favourite actors,” she added.
Ekta has been sharing number of pictures with good friends Smriti Irani and Sakshi Tanwar on social media. Is she planning a show or web-series with them? “You want me to cast the Textile Minister in my show? I would love to but Smriti will not agree. Sakshi, on the other hand, has given a Rs 2000 crore film (Dangal), so I also have to work hard,” Ekta quipped.
Smriti Irani, Ekta Kapoor And Sakshi Tanwar Pose For A Pic
She also applauded Smriti for being a hard-working actress, a kind a difficult to find nowadays. “She was shooting through her pregnancy. In fact, no one knows that she shot on her wedding day due to a telecast issue. We will really not be able to find such actors in today’s times,” she said.
Ask her about the actor she would want to cast for a TV show and she says, “Ranveer Singh if he agrees.”