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Apara Mehta on the appeal of ‘Kyunki’

Actress says the popular TV show had a soul of its own

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Veteran TV actress Apara Mehta, who is fondly remembered as Savita Mansukh Virani from Ekta Kapoor’s serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, says it was the only saas-bahu (mother-in-law vs daughter-in-law) show that had soul.

“[This was] because it was about three generations — Baa, Savita and Tulsi. It was about generations and how things changed when generations changed... later on whatever happened [with other shows] was cloning without understanding the soul of the show,” Mehta said.

Kyunki had a lot of soul,” added the actress, who is currently a part of the show Bakula Bua Ka Bhoot.

“As an actor I have done it all in Kyunki,” Mehta said.

Kyunki revolved around the ideal daughter-in-law Tulsi Virani, the daughter of a Hindu priest, who gets married to the grandson of a rich business tycoon, Govardhan Virani. Tulsi Virani was played by Smriti Irani. The show was co-produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor under their banner Balaji Telefilms.