An interesting thought occurred to me today in the local train – George Bush and Kyunki Saas bhi kabhi Bahu thi both have left our lives for GOOD. And they both left it together. 5th Nov – Obama elected and 6th Nov – the last episode of the soap. Wow! How wonderful our lives will be without these two now.
And to add to this wonderful coincidence – now I recollect – they both made it into our lives almost together in the year 2000. The TV soap became such a phenomena that India, as a nation was never together glued to TV like this. And so was Bush – his acts affected the world like never before. The Bush regime was also almost like a family saga – the way Bush Sr. ruled US and also was the Chief of CIA - caused wars in Kuwait, made friends with Arab leaders and the Jr. continued with Iraq and so on and so forth.
I almost thought if there was one person in India who I could put it in place of Bush and the way he and his policies were – then that person would be Ekta Kapoor. Am sure the insiders at Balaji telefilms will agree with me on her policies and the way she chooses content for all her soaps. She Sucks big time and so did Bush.
One of these days - I read an interview of the soap queen – Ekta Kapoor – she said this and I quote “Television has reached where even Bollywood has not reached in India”. This probably is the most idiotic statement made in any interview – why does the soap queen forget that it is all courtesy Bollywood that the television has been surviving. So dear soap queen – Television has and will always remain a poor cousin of film – so please don’t open your mouth too much.