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Tulsi will take over the role of Ba: Ekta Kapoor

A young character called Tulsi Krishna will mark a new era in Kyunki Saas Bhi kabh bahu Thi, says the producer.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2006 17:39 IST

The much-awaited generation leap in TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi BahuThi has been postponed, but there are lots of changes in the offing.

The melodramatic exploits of the Virani family have been watched for five years.

"We're working on the changes in Kyunki. They were supposed to happen on the episode April 7. We've now pushed the changes to a later date," producer Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms told IANS.

The new characters and scripts are yet to crystallise.

"There will be a lot of fresh actors. It will still be Tulsi's story. Ba (Sudha Shivpuri) will be out after 20 episodes of gen-next. Tulsi will take over the role of Ba. And then a young character called Tulsi Krishna will come in as the third generation, exactly how Kyunki began five years ago."

For the role of Tulsi Krishna, Balaji Telefilms has received 60,000 applications.

"Our computer crashed and we had to start our search from scratch. Among the fresh characters on Kyunki Saas bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Tulsi Krishna is the most vital. Hope she continues the Tulsi legacy."

She dismisses rumours about various actors being signed on already.

"Why is everyone talking about me signing this and that actor? Who has signed these actors? Must be some other production house wanting to make their own Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.

She reveals she has so far signed only two actors for the next generation. "Amit Tandon and Akashdeep Sehgal.I've signed no one else forgen-next in Kyunki" she says.

Hasn't Iqbal Khan of Kaisa Yeh Pyarr Hai been signed?

"No, not for Kyunki Saas...," reveals Balaji's head honcho. "I'll do a fresh show with him. He's awesome and such a nice guy. Iqbal, Hiten Tejwani, Ejaaz Khan are my three actors who remain down-to-earth.

"Ejaaz is the male lead in my new serial Kya Hoga Nimmo Ka on Star One. Nimmo is played by a new girl, Sanjita. I found her at the Zoom party. I got to know she had already auditioned for a role in Kahani Ghar GharKi. I saw the audition, and she was on. That's how I hope to find my Tulsi Krishna."

First Published: Apr 04, 2006 09:00 IST