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Kyunki... Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi completes 20 years, Smriti Irani posts heart-melting note
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Kyunki... Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi completes 20 years, Smriti Irani posts heart-melting note

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 Jul 2020, 03:28 am

Mumbai/IBNS: Actress-turned-politician Smriti Irani on Friday posted a heart-touching note as her mega TV serial Kyunki... Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi completed its 20 years.

She started her note with a reference actress Sudha Shivpuri who was cast as Baa in the show.

Sudha Shivpuri passed away in 2015.

Smriti, who had played the iconic character of Tulsi in the serial, also referred to Balaji Telefilms' boss Ekta Kapoor and wrote: "
20 years ago this was possibly one of my first scenes with Sudha Aunty."

"I raced through my lines ,nervous as hell coz @ektarkapoor was called to the shooting floor by the director who told her the project was a sure shot flop since the girl cast as Tulsi did not have the talent to see it through.

"Upon enquiring why I was not unleashing my full potential as an actor I told her' can I play the character as I deem fit instead of being told how to emote?' I promised her I’d take help of every colleague possible if I felt I can’t measure up alone. EK said done and the rest was TV history," she said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

20 years ago this was possibly one of my first scenes with Sudha Aunty. I raced through my lines ,nervous as hell coz @ektarkapoor was called to the shooting floor by the director who told her the project was a sure shot flop since the girl cast as Tulsi did not have the talent to see it through. Upon enquiring why I was not unleashing my full potential as an actor I told her “ can I play the character as I deem fit instead of being told how to emote?” I promised her I’d take help of every colleague possible if I felt I can’t measure up alone. EK said done and the rest was TV history. Today 2 decades later in absentia I say thank you for the belief @ektarkapoor , thank you @monishasinghkatial for first refusing to cast me & then supporting me all the way. Thank you to the ever changing Mihir from @amarupadhyay_official to dada @ronitboseroy . To kids like @karishmaktanna @ihansika @masumimewawalla @mounirooy & all those I have not been able to name. To bahus ranging from @gpradhan @shilpa_saklani_official & sons @meetsumeet18 @hitentejwani , Sandeep Baswana... & many more relationships I lived on screen who are friends for life. To @mandirabedi & @jaya.bhattacharya who were the best on screen villains possibly and absolute sweethearts off screen. Many more who were a part of the journey .. I cherish every moment & specially am grateful to the viewers who kept our passions alive.#20yearsofkyunkiisaasbhikabhibahuthi 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Thanking the team, she said, "Today 2 decades later in absentia I say thank you for the belief @ektarkapoor , thank you @monishasinghkatial for first refusing to cast me & then supporting me all the way. Thank you to the ever changing Mihir from @amarupadhyay_official to dada @ronitboseroy."

"To kids like @karishmaktanna @ihansika @masumimewawalla @mounirooy & all those I have not been able to name. To bahus ranging from @gpradhan @shilpa_saklani_official & sons @meetsumeet18 @hitentejwani , Sandeep Baswana... & many more relationships I lived on screen who are friends for life. To @mandirabedi & @jaya.bhattacharya who were the best on screen villains possibly and absolute sweethearts off screen. Many more who were a part of the journey .. I cherish every moment & specially am grateful to the viewers who kept our passions," she said.

The show remains one of the longest running serials in Indian TV history.

It was one of the most popular among Ekta's K-series.

The series also included names like  Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kkusum and Kutumb among others.