The popular television show "Balika Vadhu" completes 1,000 episodes Monday and Smita Bansal, who plays protagonist Anandi's mother-in-law, says it's a rare feat and that she enjoyed every minute of the long-running soap.
"It's a very good feeling. There are very few shows that complete 1,000 episodes. It is a very good show, the team is very nice. I have enjoyed every moment on the show. It means a lot that people have appreciated this show, in which everyone has put in so much of hard work," Smita told IANS.
The show went on air July 21, 2008 and she has been associated with it since beginning.
Talking about her experience, she said: "Initially, when I started playing Anandi's mother-in-law, she was very small. I myself have a young daughter, so it (playing a mom) was not an alien concept to me. When she grew up, it became difficult for me to relate to her. But my character has also grown and it comes naturally to me now. The motherly care and love comes naturally. I have been playing it for four years."
The 35-year-old has been a known face on small screen. She has done shows like "Itihaas", "Amanat", "Sarhadein", "Yeh Meri life Hai" and "CID".
Right now she wants to concentrate on "Balika Vadhu" and adds that her mother was her inspiration behind playing the ideal daughter-in-law. In the show, Smita's character is dominated by her mom-in-law, played by Surekha Sikri.
"Initially, it was tough for me to play the daughter-in-law's part because I am not like my character at all. I am a very talkative person. But while playing the role, I thought about my mother. She is my role model as I have seen her doing all this. My mother doesn't say anything in front of her in laws," she said.
Smita says that apart from the theme of the show, which is about child marriage and its consequences, the Rajasthani look of the show attracted her.
"I belong to Jaipur, so I got attracted. At that time, there were not so many Rajasthan-based shows. The songs and the costumes attracted me. The story was also interesting and the way child marriage was dealt was good. I was also told that we will be dealing with other social issues also. This convinced me to do the show. I thought it was a different show," she said.
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CONGRATS !! watching BV from the very first and the show rockz right from the beginning !! LOVE PRATYUSHA AND HER ACTING SKILLS !! Like sumitra and most others on the show. sumitra where have u gone ? plz. come back quickly, missing u. U r so Graceful and beautiful . BV, PLZ. DO NOT bring sumitra in a different avatar when she returns from America. Like her as she is now - the graceful Rajasthani beendri. DO NOT CHANGE HER.
Yes it is rare for a show these days to achieve a 1000 episodes and that too without the viewers begging for the show to end. This show is still very interesting and actually deals with real issues unlike other shows which are just filled with never-ending eyelocks and catch n fall scenes. Those are the types of shows which never stand a chance to make it to a 1000. Also another plus for BV is the amazing cast. Every single one of them does justice to their role. Congrats to the team of BV
Congratulations to BV team for this gr8t achievement!!..watching this show since the day one..and today is its 1000 episode!! :-D
BV is really a different kind of show...and i love this show! :-)..can't wait for tonight's episode :-)
congratulations to the entire team of balika vadhu... bv has truely stuck to its basic concept since the begining and continues to do so inspite of having completed a 1000 episodes which is really very commendable. i hope they continue to do the gr8 work they hav been doing and acheive many more milestones in the future.
Edited on:14 May 2012 at 3:03am
Congrats BV on completing 1000 episodes.. one show which has so far kept the story intact and we hope we continue to see the same gripping story line in future too.. again congrats to whole BV team:)
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