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Whose story is it anyway?

tv Updated: May 15, 2010 12:56 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times
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Ekta KapoorWe reported earlier last month that Ekta Kapoor is set to make her comeback to the prime time slot on Star Plus, two years after her popular dailies, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki and Kasautii Zindagi Kay, exited the channel, one after the other.

Now, buzz is that apart from taking up the coveted 10 pm slot on Star Plus, the story of her show is similar to an upcoming prime time daily on Colors.

Kapoor refused to speak on the matter, but sources say that the plot of her show, Tere Liye, toplining Harshad Chopra, is similar to Siddharth Tewary’s upcoming show on Colors, which will also occupy a prime time slot.

"Somehow the storyline of our show got leaked and reached the Balaji team. Since it’s a very competitive environment, Ekta’s team worked at a fast pace and came up with the show. From what we have heard, Ekta’s show will revolve around a couple that lives in the slums of Mumbai and is in love since childhood. In hers, the kids, Taani and Anurag, grow up within the first four-five weeks of the show’s run, in the typical 1970s Manmohan Desai style of films. In ours, the kids remain kids for a prolonged period," says a source from Swastik Pictures.

When asked, Tewary refused to comment on the reported similarities between Ekta Kapoor and his show, both of which are expected to come on air in the month of June.

But he admits that he is doing a daily for Colors, which will hopefully start soon. “I can’t talk more because the channel would like to make an official comment on it whenever they feel the time is right,” he adds.