BY ANUJ RADIA
Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham aka K3G needs no introduction. This grand ensemble family-drama won millions of hearts when it released in 2001 and since then, it has become a Bollywood classic.
Ekta Kapoor, who is known to present family dramas on Indian television, will reportedly adapt this classic into a TV Show!
Ekta had recently posted a tweet hinting at the project. She wrote, “A family soap after years !!! Mostly done love stories recently with d backdrop of family!! This soap will air on SONY …a family that eats together stays together NOOOO a family that accepts each other stays together.”
According to media reports, the preparations of the cast are in full swing. A leading Indian daily quoted a source as saying:
“Bijoy Anand, who played Kajol’s wayward fiancé in the 1998 romcom Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha, has been cast to play Amitabh Bachchan’s patriarch, Yashvardhan Raichand, while Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi actress Erica Fernandes is in talks to play either Kajol’s talkative Anjali or her younger sister, Pooja (popularised by Kareena as ‘Poo’). The part will be finalised after a look test.”
Besides television, Ekta, the queen of television has also been focusing on her digital platform, Alt Balaji of late. Recent reports claim she plans a fantasy drama series for the platform along the lines of Game of Thrones.
A media publication quoted a source as saying, “Though not an official adaption, the project will have the feel and look of the medieval drama. It will have a heavy dose of sex in it.”
It certainly looks like Ekta has a busy and exciting lineup of projects!