‘I don’t know why Indian TV shows are criticised’
Film and TV producer Ekta Kapoor (right), who has given the small screen a string of trendsetting shows, wonders why the content on television is criticised for being “diluted”.
“I don’t know why television has always been criticised, especially my shows, for being slightly diluted, homogeneous and definitely not pathbreaking or for not discussing issues which are uncomfortable,” says Ekta. “We are so scared of getting uncomfortable and we are happy to be in a safe zone as far as TV shows are concerned. No channel or production house takes risk to talk about the issues that exist in our society,” adds Kapoor, who has given the small screen several shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Bade Achche Lagte Hain.
“There was a time when Kyunki... was the most popular show in Afghanistan. It changed the thought process of women,” says the 40-year-old daughter of veteran actor Jeetendra.