5 things we just cannot stand about Ekta Kapoor’s shows

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Queen of soaps, Ekta Kapoor, has been attracting some attention lately thanks to her new web series like Dev DD and The Test Case. These shows promise to offer ‘quality’ content, something that the Balaji Telefilms producer has been accused of ignoring in the TV medium.
Sure, her shows garner TRPs (Television Rating Point), but they do so often at the cost of good writing and believable characters. Just like her web series, Ekta should try and improve the stories of her sad shows, or better still, hire good writers.
Guy meets girl-next-door, they fall in love, marry, girl becomes the ideal bahu that saves her husband’s family, often at the cost of her own life. Example in case: Kumkum Bhagya. Another one? Kasautii Zindagii Kay. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.Yes, stereotypes exist for a reason. But not all of them are true, all the time. And to reinforce some of the saddest stereotypes that exist through your poorly-written narratives should be a crime.
According to an Ekta Kapoor show, if you are an introvert who loves books, you have to wear salwars, and spectacles. And if you are the hero’s girlfriend, the girlfriend who is not the heroine but the vamp, you HAVE to wear a short dress.
Example: Kumkum Bhagya’s Pragya, Kashish of Kahiin Toh Hoga, Bani of Kasamh Se. The list is long, and unimpressive.
Portrayal of women
Devi ya devil? You only have two options, ladies. Either sacrifice every dream that you have held dear for your lover/family, or hatch unrealistic and evil plans to take out everyone who stands between you and your ultimate goal.
Seriously Ekta, we expect better things from a woman who had once produced a comedy gem like Hum Paanch.

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