India’s current number one soap ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, will be taking a 20 year leap into the future from 7th June in India (later this year in UK).
Ushering in with its generation next the 7 new faces will hold the new look of the show as they get introduced in the Virani parivaar. Kyunki, has maintained a double digit TRP for more than over 5 years in succession setting a benchmark record in television viewership, and is sure to have the viewers rejoicing this time too with its new look, that the fresh faces bring to the show, with this leap.
Commenting on the occasion said Shailja Kejriwal, Senior Creative Director, Star India, “It was absolutely logical to take this leap, as even after 5 years Kyunki, remains a clear leader amongst television soaps across channels, and to remain at that level its always important to constantly innovate, so it was essential to bring in freshness to the story, with this leap into the future.”
Ever since Tulsi left ‘Shantiniketan’, the house hasn’t seen a single day filled with happiness or joy. Ganga’s moving out of the house too, has lead to the unsought entry of conniving- Meera into the Virani’s house, which is no longer left with any sense of warmth or togetherness. Because of which Mihir finds himself disoriented & totally lost in the dismal situation that ‘Shantiniketan’ is in. Aging & going forward 20 years the show will bring in a breeze of newness & hope to Virani parivaar as it unveils the 4th generation of the family along with its new protagonist or the heir to Tulsi’s legacy named Krishna Tulsi- a new character in the show, she will be a strong character rooted to the culture & family values which are characterized by her innocence, intelligence and go-getter attitude.
Elaborating on Krishna Tulsi, Ekta Kapoor said, “It is time Tulsi passes on the baton to the younger generation. I was very particular about what I wanted from the actor as it is a very important role that she, as Krishna Tulsi, will be playing and I am happy that I narrowed down to the best. I am quite sure she will do complete justice to the role. For six years Kyunki, has been the No 1 serial and the mix of characters will make the plot all the more interesting. Not only the new characters, but also the new sets and the new look of the existing characters will make the prime slot worth waiting.”
The serial introduces a mix of characters be it the religious, mischievous, sensitive Krishna (Lakshya), son of Sahil & Ganga or Nakul, who is bitter due to his non-wealthy status. Then there is also the leader Bhumi – a spoilt brat and a tomboy, who is the daughter of Tanya & Karan. We will also see Akashdeep Saighal (Ansh) coming back to the show in the role of Eklavya, where he plays Ansh’s son but in a positive role. The family mix completes with Manthan, son of Karan & Tanya, who like Meera and Mandira is shrewd, brooding and very manipulative. Living with this family is also the lovable and geek Joydeep, a distant relative to the family of Sahil’s family, now adopted by Sahil.