Crime is the next big space on TV: Ekta Kapoor

She started the trend of saas-bahu sagas on the small screen and film and TV producer Ekta Kapoor believes that the next big thing on television is the crime genre.

Friday, September 07, 2012 | 1:45:54 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 4 Comments  |  3983 Views

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She started the trend of saas-bahu sagas on the small screen and film and TV producer Ekta Kapoor believes that the next big thing on television is the crime genre.

Her crime show is titled "Gumrah - End of Innocence" that now comes on Star Plus.

"I did a crime team show called 'Gumraah' and it's doing pretty well because we did not even know that there is a lot of peer pressure which leads to young crime, we never knew these things existed," the 37-year-old said at the launch of Piyush Jha's book "Mumbaistan" here Thursday.

"The way the audiences have received the show, it's quite overwhelming. So, I think crime is going to be another very big space for television.

"So books will be converted into TV shows as much as they are converted to films because the audience is lapping up crime shows," she added.

Ekta's has already produced two hit crime films - "Shootout at Lokhandwala" and "Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai". Her upcoming projects - "Shootout at Wadala" and "Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Again" - deal with crime.

Asked if she think films are a reason behind the increasing number of crimes today, Ekta said: "The aspirational aspect of crime has always been discussed. But I don't think crime has ever become so glamorous that people take to crime because they saw it in a movie. It's always personal experiences that lead you to crime."

"But at the same time, yes, movies do glorify the bad guy till the end and it is something we have to take into consideration when we make a movie or a TV show. But like we have seen in recent years, at no point do you in any way decide that that is the reason for crime happening. I think that is too much of an easy assumption."

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  • Posted on: 15 September 2012 at 4:50amAhlaweya

    Gumrah rockzzz !! Love Karan Kundra aka Princey :) he is the best :D

    Edited on:15 September 2012 at 4:49am

  • Posted on: 09 September 2012 at 3:36amshreya_arjuhi

    Gumrah is a awesome show. All stories are very nice.
    Keep up the gud work.

  • Posted on: 07 September 2012 at 12:21pmPROTIM21

    Thnx for d article, yes Gumrah is a very gud show which deals with hard reality of teen age.. Gud job Ekta Kapoor

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  • Posted on: 07 September 2012 at 4:54amSara_A

    Gumrah is a really good show...showing the harsh realities of teenage life...kudos to Balaji and Vikas Gupta for coming up with such a brilliant concept.. :)

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