‘I don’t know why In­dian TV shows are crit­i­cised’

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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.

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