Originally posted by Mahi122
Dear writer of this post - first of all I did not send any hate mail - now understand from where we are coming from -
understand our view point - we do not want only romance - not at all actually - and we completely agree the writer has every right to develop his or her story - well if fans should not interfere with story telling neither should character actors act as if they know what is best for the show. If you are from the PH, I really respect your desire to tell the story as you want, but you are getting in to problem more because you again and again try and defend DB. With no baby bump - I think you have to let DB fend for herself even if you want to persuade us regarding the story line.
I do not mean to cause any offence, but why is it that one has to be Daljeet or from the production house to defend her?! I am stating things as I see them as objectively as I can. Now, character actors or not, last minute additions or not, they are now an integral part of the story. Yes, the production house can do away with them, but you will be left with a one dimensional love story with only comedy tracks and meaningless romance. The main track on this story is supported at the base by all these different characters together. Everyone has a role to play -Payal and Akaash are somewhere responsible along with Anjali for the runaway contract marriage. If it had not been for Anjali, ASR would not have married Khushi and if it hadn't been for Payal, Khushi would not have agreed to the contract marriage- so what I am saying is, even though these characters were last minute additions, they are still part of the story. Now characters like Masala mama (and I skipped those episodes) and that kids Miss B or whatever, were a complete waste and totally redundant. A story has to be multidimensional even IF it is primarily a love story.
I remember seeing GH's interview in which he said Akash and Payal were last minute characters - they were not even part of the essential plot...then how come they become so important ?? ( am saying this even though I love Deepali's acting skills)...also IPK was never the typical conventional family drama - We have a bad feeling that the character actors ( Akash and DB in particular) are pushing for it to become one because it will benefit their career in some way ( case in point - the interview - bad PR skills).
I will get to DB in a minute, but Akshay is not a very good actor - and someone from the PH team who came to calm the forum down told me that regarding Akshay - how will he improve his acting skills if he does not get better tracks - I am sorry but does this mean that we bear more of him so that he can improve his acting skills ?? not done. if tomorrow the person playing the character was changed it would not make an iota of difference. His coming with Sanaya and Barun to get awards, his good networking all that was making him liked by everyone ( including me) is now making me angry because it seems he is using it to demand better tracks. Not done.
I refuse to comment on Actors and their methods of PR and what they do or do not do to increase their tracks, except that if I were in their place and looking to improve my standing I would do the same and you would to. Either way it is not my concern ...There are so many bad actors, but you can't spoil the story and the characters in the story because of the actors skills. That the production house and the actor in question should work on that, or the PH should get a better actor- none of my business- I am concerned with the story and the characters.
As for DB, I was one of the people who rooted for her to come back. I started noticing much earlier - dining table scene where Daljeet BD used, naniji saying Anjali gone to doctor, that post awards functions, DB was not happy with the amount of recognition she received. We also know that the past of Arnav has been shot with Daljeet and DB made these demands when Barun's movie had started And the story was moved to buaji's house right about then so...reading between lines...no baby bump. We all - who loved her performances suddenly started to see a side to her that seems very unprofessional. the interview, which we all watched eagerly - wanting to see sweet Daljeet say - "guyz relax, I know am not the main lead - Sanaya is the main lead, we are friends and it is kool with me. The show has to follow a story line but your feedback is well received, we will give increased focus to Arnav and Kushi", really left me shocked...the way she paused and said you know Kushi - I am beyond upset, because I loved her work and then suddenly there is this new person...
This is NOT a war between Sanaya and Daljeet! At every given point in a story, one character will gain more prominence over another. This does not mean that the lead or anyone else has been sidelined. It is just that the script at this point demands more screen space for Anjali. Whether they(the PH) are using it to effectively build the story and Anjali's case is debatable. Perhaps they are not able to because of their attempts to please ALL. Like JW and Anu have said in their posts, it is crucial for the audience to see things from Anjalis point of view to understand her rationale, but if the PH do that, a large section of the audience are going to be hopping and skipping mad!
There is no reason for Daljeet to say anything of any sort...or defend anything. As far as her baby bump is concerned, I can comment when the PH decide how many months pregnant she is - because if she is just 6 months pregnant she does not really need to show because there are women who do not show until the third trimester.
I know you have been building Anjali finding out track from the beginning - and I really wanted to see it - and I feel bad that it was so badly received - and that is why I am angry at DB - after a prolonged kidnapping track - people wanted to see Arnav - Kushi for a while - had she waited patiently, instead of demanding more screen space now - it would probably have been a much different story...10 episodes - 10 episodes of ArHi happiness and then all this drama - would have been much better received - the timing was off ...
Understand the respect, importance and position of Sanaya in the show and heart of fans, do not mess with that if you want your story to be well received...that goes for everyone -
regarding the story - something went wrong post the Holi week - was it the time when LM left - you know the truth - you need to bring back the ARNAV-KUSHI focused story line - with all characters and all drama revolving around them - we want drama - but it has to be around ArHI - not Anjali - and it is not anjali that is getting DB the beating - it is actually the other way round.
I don't think this serial was ever about only Arnav and Khushi. It was as much about Anjali! Like JW said, the PH created a monster in Arnav and Khushi and the couple because so popular that the PH are in a catch 22 situation. They are victims of their own success.
People were happy with Anjali as long as her irrational behaviour favoured the romance, now because she is more a hinderance people want her role to be chopped? Infact I really think choppy romance and meaningless rabba yes are the reason why we are where we are right now. Not to mention those ridiculous comedy infusions in-between serious tracks!!!
You cannot say we don't want drama - we don't complain when you show Abhaas ( love him), naniki, buaji, NK. They have all tremendous acting skills and we love their scenes...
If you want your story well received -
1. stop defending DB
2. have a meeting with character actors and tell them sweetly but bluntly that they are exactly that - character actors, no amount of networking or bonding can change that.
3. give us 1 week like the holi week
4. and then restart the drama - ( make DB - BArun scenes very less - her saying - Barun and me, Barun and my scenes again and again has gone down very badly with many fans - make DB scenes with Abhaas, nani, whoever -not Arnav and give her the screen space then )
No offence intented- but you really don't understand the story if these are your demands. I say this without any intention to cause any offence because sometimes the written word may seem more harsh than it is intended. I would just like to say that it is not about DB or Barun or Sanaya. This is a STORY and it is about ANJALI, ARNAV and Khushi. Now, in a story every character has a role to play and at different times different characters will gain prominence ...it is impossible for one or two to remain prominent all the time. Enjoy all aspects of the story and stop demanding things and you may actually like what they show!!!
That is all - not bashing - just trying to vent my feelings - sorry if offended anyone - truly care about the show...