After eight years on air, Ekta Kapoor's marathon soap Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii is finally bidding adieu to TV viewers on Thursday.
Dussehra also falls on the same day and imbibing the true spirit of the festival, the episode will highlight the triumph of good over evil.
Though the actors of the show are ready to move on and content with the long run and success of the show, they say they will miss the revelry and family like atmosphere on the sets the most.
Actress Lily Patel, who essayed the role of Dadi - the eldest in the Agarwal household, is emotional about the soap drawing end.
“I'll really miss this show a lot. I have lived this role for eight years and most of the people don't even know my real name. They all call me Dadi wherever I go," Patel told IANS over phone from Mumbai.
“I will miss the way we used to have lunch together and chat all the time. The best part about shooting with the cast and crew was that even after eight long years, we never had a complex with each other. There was no fight and no misunderstanding. We shared a healthy relation and respected each other,” she added.
The show relays the “story of every (Indian) household” and sagas of a housewife Parvati Agarwal, essayed by Sakshi Tanwar, who immediately shot to fame with the role.
Parvati soon became a household name. Women have laughed, cried, and even sympathised with her character for the past eight years.
Marathi actor Kiran Karmakar enacted the role of Parvati's husband Om, one of the pivotal characters of the show.
About the show ending, Karmakar said: “I think it's a right decision to end the show if Ekta Kapoor has decided so. I'm not upset, but it's just that the team will not meet at the sets. Maybe we meet outside or bump into each other at a party, so I'll miss all that.”
Karmakar says he was closest to Ali Asgar, who plays his youngest brother on the show.
Ali looks back at his journey of playing the dimwit Kamal, to being a responsible businessman and a practical person in life on the show.
“Rarely in our field will you find a group of co-stars, who would gel as well as our team did. But we honestly had no problem with each other. I gave my family in Kahaani… more time than I did to my real life family. It became a habit,” he said.
Ali said he would miss it most when the team would not meet the way it used to since the last eight years.
“Now there will be no pack up for the show after we could tell each other - 'see you after seven-eight days' or anything like that and I will deeply miss all this,” he said.