Posted: 20 February 2011 at 1:48pm | IP Logged
For cricket lovers, the
exciting roller coaster '50 over' ride is just a few days away. The
entire nation is waiting for the World Cup action to begin next
Saturday. It is going to be a clash of the titans. But we aren't
referring to the pitch. We are talking about the battle Indian homes
will witness. Yes, the fight will be over the remote and the battle
between cricket matches and daily soaps. That will be kahaani ghar ghar ki!
"Of course! I know my husband and I are going to have bitter fights around this time," says housewife Neha Kulkarni
"I have to watch my daily serials and he will insist on the matches.
Let's see who wins. I guess sometimes I'll win and sometimes he will,"
she adds. Ravi Naik
a cricket lover is planning to buy another TV to keep his wife and
children happy. "They are so used to their TV shows that they'll drive
me mad if I switch to cricket. So getting another TV set is the only
option," he says. Audiences apart, what do people who are
associated with the television industry have to say about this? We ask
actor Arjun Bijlani if he has some jittery feeling about world cup
broadcast affecting his newly launched serial Pardes Mein Mila Koi Apna
Sa. "Cricket is a religion in India
and World cup is eagerly awaited," he says. "In fact, I am a hard-core
cricket fan and will look forward to catch up on team India's matches.
My show is in the late night slot, so it won't be affected. However,
there would be a little variation in case of final overs' excitement
catching up. But overall, those who like the soap will manage to watch
Edited by Sshikhaa - 20 February 2011 at 1:49pm