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Kyunki set for next generation leap

Many new characters will appear in the new-look Kyunki Saas Bhi kabhi Bahu Thi from today.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 15:45 IST
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Tonight the Viranis of Kyunki…Saas Bhi Kabhie BahuThi will jump yet again. Another 20 years, fourth generation and newer characters, while the older lot will sport ‘mature’ looks and become freshly-minted dads and moms.

Ba will still be around (her hair now whiter than Snow White’s) till Ekta Kapoor or the TRPs bump her off, Tulsi Virani will also be around, taking her role of matriarch very, very seriously and there will be Krishna Tulsi, the embodiment of Tulsi, who will take the story forward.                                                       

  The new gen look

At the media introduction to the new generation yesterday afternoon, it was déjà vu as Hiten Tejwani aka Karan Virani appeared in a dapper suit, gelled hair, glasses and a very sober look (a few years ago, it was Ronit Roy aka Mihir Virani), Rakshanda Khan aka Tanya, going easy on her make-up and a whole lot of new actors.

Superficial changes in appearances notwithstanding, the actors cracked up every now and then with Ba (Sudha Shivpuri) walking with a stick (maybe to indicate she had crossed a few more years) and going by their loss for words every time somebody wanted to know how their character had evolved in the new scenario, we knew nothing had changed at all.

The Kyunki  team has always been known for the camaraderie between its mammoth cast and it wasn’t any different with the newer lot.

About half a dozen new faces have joined the Virani family including Naman Shaw, Amit Tandon, Reshmi Ghosh, and Akashh Deep Saigal (returning as his own son, meaning as Ansh Gujral’s son).

While Saigal was conspicuous by his absence, the others were ‘ragged’ by their onscreen parents and made to touch their feet before talking to the media. Said Tejwani, “You all can touch the feet of the women present but don’t touch my feet, give me a hug.” It was funny to see the younger lot (already into their characters) actually touching the feet of Ba, Tanya and Damini (Riva Bubber) and a couple of them even forgetting who their on-screen parents were! Can’t blame them.