Well, I belong to the ages of dinosaur! I grew up watching TV series like – Malgudi Days, Vikram aur Betaal, Banegi Apni Baat, Sea Hawks, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Shanti. Millennials might have never heard the names of these series too. However, growing up in the age of no computers, internet or mobile phones (forget smartphones) we were at least blessed to enjoy some hilarious and some progressive TV shows. Oh, and yes… we also had the DIL-MIL show! Luckily, it was not nauseating like the ones of today. It was a hilarious take on the eternal DIL-MIL conflict – Tu Tu Main Main!
Life was good. But then, came a rush of K-serials era. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay. I never watched any episodes of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, or Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii. However, I knew about them as some of my classmates would discuss about the episodes. I used to feel left out, but the storyline never interested me. But, I won’t lie. I was excited when Star Plus aired the promo of Kasautii Zindagii Kay. The promos showed the Howrah Bridge, glimpses of Durga Puja, and the streets of Kolkata. Of course, I had tuned into Star Plus for the love of Kolkata. Although, I do not remember the first episode now, I do recall watching quite a few episodes for a few months. And then, I stopped the moment I realised it was indeed the ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ of our generation! And then, I stopped the moment I realised it was indeed the ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ of our generation! Yes, that is the kind of melodrama that she portrays in all her serials, in almost all the episodes! If you found it irritating to read the same sentence thrice, imagine how we felt watching a scene thrice for that melodramatic effect every damn time!
Soon followed many more of the K-trash serials. The serials came with weird spellings of their names for numerology! Characters on her serials refuse to die. Take Baa for example; and even if some do, they resurrect from their ashes and come back to life with a different look, physique, and height! Women are shown in a regressive light in her serials, and the ones who seem to have courage channelize it to conspire against other family members. What a shame!
Now, I am not a fan of Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg or Pewdiepie, too! All I know is the guy picked up a bad quality video clip of Ekta Kapoor’s serial that was captioned as said ‘Kasamh Se original title song (good quality)’, and commented ‘(good quality)’. He did it as plain sarcasm to the video quality, which had nothing to do with Ekta Kapoor. She went on to comment back to Pewdiepie saying: “Bhai tu kaun hai! Luks like d firang junior artists we hire from colaba when we Create Paris in arey:) he will find his dopplegangers in kasam se only;)”.
Looks like Ekta Kapoor is alone in her fight, and oh why not? There were not many who supported the girl, instead they went on rebuking her to abuse someone (Pewdiepie) on his appearance, and also demeaning junior artists. Some have also supported Pewdiepie saying that his sarcasm was so tight that the girl could not handle it! I do not blame the commentators at all! I guess, all the frustrations that people had gathered for all these years came out at the smallest nudge, and that’s what happened! The war on Twitter is still on, and Ekta is only continuing the rants to prove her level of maturity and intellect.