Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

India-Forums

   
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

Ekta goes middle class with kandy floss

royy Senior Member
royy
royy

Joined: 11 November 2005
Posts: 225

Posted: 29 March 2006 at 7:59am | IP Logged
Ekta goes middle class with Kandy Floss

Indo-Asian News Service

Mumbai, March 24, 2006
<> var href= window.location.href; href = href.substring(7); var idx = href.indexOf("/"); var relpath = href.substring(idx); document.write("" + "
");
0.gif" width=1>
var zflag_nid="294"; var zflag_cid="1"; var zflag_sid="0"; var zflag_width="180"; var zflag_height="150"; var zflag_sz="13";

TV tycoon Ekta Kapoor is on a new high with her foray into non-fiction programming Kandy Floss paying 'bitch' dividends and her new serial Kya Hoga Nimmo Ka, which she describes as a tribute to the Basu Chatterjee brand of working class comedies.

Kandy Floss is catty, but not bitchy. But the response has been way beyond what we expected. Now I am charged about Kya Hoga Nimmo Ka. Pataa nahin kya hoga Ekta ka, she joked about her new serial, which was unveiled on March 20 on STAR One .           ;           ;           ;           ;           ;           ;           ; 

Ekta's first soap on STAR One is a new experience for her on many levels.

"It's my first soap on the new channel on STAR, therefore it has to work not just for Balaji (Films) but for the new channel. It's the funniest show on earth. Yet it isn't a comedy. It's got drama but no melodrama. I promise my audience that no one is going to die and come back," Ekta chuckles, drawing attention to the melodramatic mode that her serials generally adopt.

Ekta says the protagonist of her new serial Nimmo resembles her in many ways.

"You know Nimmo is in many ways like me. Kya Hoga Nimmo Ka is my version of the Cinderella fairytale. Like me, she has simple dreams. Like me, she waits for the pumpkin to turn into a stagecoach. And yet Nimmo is very much rooted to the middleclass," Ekta said.

She promises novelty in her new serial.

"Those who have accused me of making one kind of soaps will see that I have changed to another format. I have deviated without getting into reality TV or any of the non-fiction programming formats. 'Nimmo' sticks to my style and yet goes into a new territory.

"I'd say it's my tribute to the working-class comedies by Basu Chatterjee and Sai Paranjpye. It's like Chatterjee's Parsi Khatta  Meetha shifted to a Gujarati milieu. But, please, Nimmo's family is nothing like the Viranis in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. There are Gujjus and Gujjus."

Ekta exults about her latest offering.

"Nimmo is your regular middleclass dreamer with normal dreams with two sisters who are considered far more capable and happening than Nimmo. The mom is not a shrew like Cinderella's stepmom. But she genuinely believes Nimmo to be a loser. But, boy, does she have surprises in store!"

She has roped in ex-cricketer and commentator Navjot Singh Sidhu to play the role of a narrator.

"To play Nimmo we got a new girl Sanjita. She has done a couple of south films. But she is completely new to Mumbai. As for Ejiaz Khan, he plays our Prince Charming very charmingly. Navjot Singh Sidhu is cast like a sutradhar who may or may not be god. Who knows! He keeps popping up at unexpected times to advise Nimmo. He's like the fairy godmother in Cinderella."

Ekta doesn't see herself as being responsible for giving the fledgling STAR One channel a twist in the TRPs.

"Why only 'Nimmo'? There are several other new soaps coming on STAR One. So far the channel hasn't really focused on fiction. Let's see how far 'Nimmo' helps."

Talk veers to Ekta's other new experiment.

"In just a week Kandy Floss has ruffled quite a few feathers. And it is going to get more and more irreverent. The interview with Sandhya Mridul and Rakhi Sawant was a rocker. Kandy Floss isn't for the weak at heart. I guess Balaji is finally growing bold."

Immie Goldie
Immie
Immie

Joined: 10 February 2006
Posts: 1371

Posted: 29 March 2006 at 8:02am | IP Logged
thanx
Ek Ajnabee Senior Member
Ek Ajnabee
Ek Ajnabee

Joined: 26 December 2005
Posts: 993

Posted: 29 March 2006 at 8:19am | IP Logged
Thanks
mehak.S IF-Sizzlerz
mehak.S
mehak.S

Joined: 22 June 2005
Posts: 10878

Posted: 29 March 2006 at 8:26am | IP Logged
thanx
.Prometheus. Channel Moderator
.Prometheus.
.Prometheus.

Joined: 28 December 2005
Posts: 62445

Posted: 29 March 2006 at 8:59am | IP Logged
thanks for the article
helipatel IF-Sizzlerz
helipatel
helipatel

Joined: 27 September 2005
Posts: 10209

Posted: 29 March 2006 at 9:35am | IP Logged
Thanks.
---Samaira--- IF-Rockerz
---Samaira---
---Samaira---

Joined: 14 December 2005
Posts: 7059

Posted: 29 March 2006 at 10:55am | IP Logged
thanks Wink
Virgo_Stars IF-Sizzlerz
Virgo_Stars
Virgo_Stars

--
Joined: 17 January 2006
Posts: 11518

Posted: 29 March 2006 at 10:58am | IP Logged
thank u for sharing

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
akashdeep Saigal on Kandy Floss: LOL

Author: nmarkan   Replies: 2   Views: 474

nmarkan 2 474 12 April 2007 at 9:54pm by Saziya
ekta kya item hai (what an item ekta is)

Author: aadil_shabbir   Replies: 0   Views: 619

aadil_shabbir 0 619 06 January 2007 at 9:50am by aadil_shabbir
In a class of his own

Author: dures   Replies: 3   Views: 326

dures 3 326 20 December 2006 at 4:12pm by IBLAL
amit in kandy floss

2

Author: filmigirl12693   Replies: 13   Views: 637

filmigirl12693 13 637 09 August 2006 at 12:58am by Sano88
Manthan on Kandy Floss Transcript

2 3 4

Author: amy_amy   Replies: 24   Views: 955

amy_amy 24 955 08 July 2006 at 1:35pm by rahat_fahad8

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels
Forums

  • Please login to check your Last 10 Topics posted

Check these Celebrity also

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index