MUMBAI: The iconic TV show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, which aired on Indian television 22 years ago, is back on the small screen. One of the longest-running daily soaps on TV, which was produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor and had Amar Upadhyay and Smriti Irani as leads.
This was the first time ever that Indian television witnessed typical family drama covering a range of realtionships and emotions.
When the lead actor Mihir Virani, played by Amar Upadhyay, was killed by the makers, the fictional tragedy almost became a national tragedy and was discussed at home, and also in offices. Mihir's death sparked several protests to bring Mihir back on the show and eventually the producers had to bring back the dead to life again!
Apart from several other trends, one of the longest-running shows, also introduced the concept of plastic surgeries every time an actor decided to leave.
When the lead character Tulsi killed her son after he raped his wife, marital rape became a household discsussion.
Well, another interesting fact about the show's storyline was that it saw a number of time leaps. Many actors jined the show, many quit, but the drama continued. Baa (Sudha Shivpuri) remained a constant on the show and no points for guessing when Kyunki wrapped up Baa must have been more than 100 years old.
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