India’s No.1 show ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ on Star Plus has been in the midst of uproar on social media after fans attacked makers of promoting bigamy in the ongoing storyline.
In an exclusive interview with Raj Baddhan on Sabras Radio, producer Rajan Shahi from Directors Kut Productions clarified the storyline and said that Kartik’s character only got married to Vedika, unknowing that his wife Naira was still alive.
Shahi said, “First of all, I don’t know why we’re talking about a second marriage. If you know the story, Kartik presumed that Naira was dead. He anyway didn’t want to get married but because of some compulsions or whatever, he decides to go ahead – knowing the fact that Naira is not alive. Secondly, if you’re watching the show closely, you will realise that when he meets Naira and when he gets to know about his son. By that time he is already married to Vedika. Its not as if after meeting Naira, he marries Vedika. Its like circumstance and destiny, which has come into play out here. If Kartik had met Naira once, then Kartik would have never got married to Vedika, that we know. That day he had got married to her and that day too he meets Naira.”
Shahi also said that viewers had to watch to the drama unfold as there will be happiness again between Kartik and Naira. In the interview, he also spoke about the abuse certain actors had received with this storyline. The full interview was broadcast on Sabras Radio – listen here.
Fans have been using the hashtag #RIPDirectorsKutProductions in protest over the developments in the show. Considering all of this, the show has garnered its biggest ratings in a long time in India. The show sits firmly at the top in India ratings (Urban), while Shahi’s second show ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke’ has bounced further up in the ratings.