After eight years of success and controversy, Ekta Kapoor's Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi will finally call it a day on Thursday at 10.30 pm.
Once the top soap for more than seven years, Kyunki...'s TRPs began to slide last year. The show, which spawn wannabe saas-bahu sagas and spun improbable plots around human emotions and even topics like terror and rebirth, bids adieu after losing a court battle to Star Plus.
The twisted saga of the traditional Virani family kept audiences across India and abroad glued to their television sets Monday-Thursday since its launch in October 3, 2000.
The show's protagonist Smriti Irani became a household name all over India and abroad too. The show went through a five generation leap through the years. Fittingly, the soap's last episode will end with another generation leap.
So as we bid adieu to the show, let us find out how the show changed the lives of those who made it all happen.
The original Mihir Virani of Kyunki feels all good things should come to an end some day.
"Kyunki was the number one show for last six years and lasted for eight and half years. This is a big achievement in itself. This show should have ended on a good note between the channel and the production house," Amar added.
Amar played Mihir Virani for two and half years before his on-screen demise, which was mourned by the country. His character was so popular that he was brought back to the show. Amar later quit after a generation leap and was replaced by Ronit Roy.
His most memorable moment:
"Virani family decides that daughter-in-law Tulsi (Smriti Irani) should get married to Anupam Kapadia (Aman Varma). I enter the hall with a Ram idol in my hand just before the wedding takes place. The entire scene was shot beautifully. The reunion was the best and most memorable one for me. When this particular episode was aired the viewers started bursting crackers in joy. I got a lot of congratulatory calls from friends, fans and relatives."
Text: Rajul Hegde
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