Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming daily on Sony Entertainment, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, may have to wait some more. Initially, the show was expected to go on air in a prime time slot in April, but now the buzz is that the show, that features the love story of a middle-aged married couple, may get pushed to after the IPL 4, which is towards the latter half of May.
Director Swapna Joshi, also the co-producer of Rang Badalti Oodhani, who was expected to put Bade Acche Lagte Hain together in its initial 50 to 70 episodes, admits that she’s unsure whether the show, toplining Ekta’s two blue-eyed stars, Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar, will roll as per schedule.
“When I took on the show, I knew it would be on air only after the World Cup. But now, it may or may not get pushed to a time after the IPL. I haven’t spoken to Ekta about the details of when we plan to take the show on the floors,” she says. “Balaji Telefilms is like an extended family for me. I’m collaborating with Ekta on a show after many years.” Apparently, the director also underwent a major surgery this month, which is partly the reason for the show’s delay.
“Yes, I’ve been operated on. I don’t want to talk about it, but it definitely put everything on the backburner. Ever since I resumed work, I haven’t had the time to meet Ekta because there was too much pending as I’m also the co-producer of another on-going show,” asserts Swapna. “Sakshi has also wrapped up her movie with Sunny Deol in Benares. In a couple of days, we’ll have chalked out our plan.”
Plan is to add a parallel track with a younger couple to the existing story line of the show. Bade Acche Lagte Hain will also see Ram return to the small screen as the leading man after a gap of over two years, and Sakshi, after over four years.