Saakshi Tanwar was so busy working hard on this show that it came as a surprise to her that her show had completed 300 episodes. Ram Kapoor wasn't at the cake cutting. Saakshi said, "For us every episode is important. This is not the first time my show has completed 300 episodes. Even in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki we had completed more than 1600 episodes. Every show however has its unique journey, so this is surely a great feeling."
There was a cake cutting on the sets of Bade Acche Laggte Hai to mark its 300 episode completion. The cake had the Bade Acche Laggte Hai wall paper with Ram, Saakshi and Amrita's pictures on the cake. Amrita Mukherjee who plays Pihu said excitedly, "I had great fun on the sets during the cake cutting today. The cake was very delicious." Her mother Mrinmoyee Mukherjee appreciatively said, "The creative team directs Amrita very well. Saakshi Tanwar takes great care to patiently explain the scenes to my daughter."
Samir Kochhar who plays the parallel male lead Rajat told us, "Though I came to this show later this has been a very special show for me. Ekta Kapoor has come up with a unique concept and Sony TV also experiments with original shows. I do think the love triangle theme is working despite the fact that it isn't easy to accept a third person in the Priya and Ram romance. I however still consider it as primarily Ram and Saakshi's show."
Veteran actress Madhu Raja who plays Ram's mother is also happy with this milestone. She goes down memory lane sharing with us how she got this role. She said, "I would send delicious meals for my daughter Tarana Raja Kapoor (who acts in this show) and her co-stars. I would visit the sets too. The Creative Head of the show commented on seeing me that I had a rocking mother look and was pleasantly surprised when she was informed that I was a senior artiste and producer who had worked with Door Darshan and had performed on stage. They called me for an audition when they were choosing a lady to play Ram Kapoor's mother and out of 170 actors I was chosen. It was great to act again after 32 years."
Sumona Chakravarti who plays Natasha on the show is very happy with how her character has progressed on the show and feels that the show has a bright future ahead. She said, "I hope more such centuries come through. It has been a great journey for one and a half year. Natasha's character has had a beautiful graph which has progressed logically and not haphazardly. Natasha was good to those she liked and bad to those she didn't like. Now she has changed for the better as she has learnt from her mistakes. Such a character is very close to reality. Natasha loves kids (her nephew and niece), maybe she will adopt someday as she can't have biological children. In fact I would like to adopt a child too in future."
Sunny Goraya who plays Rishabh on the show has mixed feelings. He told us, "It has been a nice long journey working in this show. Though I can hardly believe that this show has completed 300 episodes, I believe this show will stretch much longer. It's been quite creatively satisfying working in this show, however I wish my character is better explored. I am keeping my fingers crossed."
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Reporter and Author: Pallavi Bhattacharya