Kyunki Saas: Meet Gen Next
Finally, the much-publicised 20-year leap on Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi is set to take place tonight at 10:30 pm on Star Plus.
Ekta Kapoorís hit soap will unveil its fourth generation of the Virani family (left), and channel authorities hope the leap will bring in a fresh look to the serial. Apart from the older characters greying, the biggest change is the introduction of seven new characters -- most important being Krishna Tulsi, to be played by Moni Roy.
Krishna Tulsi will be Tulsiís heir apparent, rooted to family values and culture. The other new characters include Krishna (Lakshya), son of Sahil and Ganga; Nakul, adapted son of Damini and Gautam; Bhumi, daughter of Tanya and Karan; Ansh's son Eklavya; Manthan, son of Karan and Tanya; and Joydeep, Sahil's adopted son.
At the press meet, Rakshanda Khan and Riva Bubber, dressed like Gujarati housewives, were seen playing pranks on the newbies, insisting on them touching the feet of all seniors on the sets. While Balaji Telefilms guards their best kept secret Moni Roy, rediff.com takes a look at the other characters.
Will Moni Roy will make a good Tulsi?
Text, photographs: Srabanti Chakrabarti