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Ansh... Knocked Off



Out with a bang... Akashdeep Saigal as Ansh in: "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi."

MUCH AS you whinge at tele-soap queen Ekta Kapoor for inflicting dirt into our sitting room in the name of family entertainment, a pinch of appreciation should be sprinkled on her this time around. For at least putting an end to a character than carrying on with it endlessly in her everlasting canvas so popularly called Kyunki Saas Bhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus. The master baddie in the daily, Ansh Gujral, the evil son of Tulsi, is on his final round of the orbit, ending his journey this Thursday.

But what has been made interesting here is the exit of Ansh with a bang.

Ma Tulsi aka Smriti Irani picks up the pistol to kill Ansh. And, she manages to shower him with bullets that make him fly up in the air only to fall off a cliff. In full glare of his wife, the tormented Nandini. Enough to send out an obvious comparison between Tulsi and Ma Durga, the Saviour of the World from Evil. Enough to jostle the couch potatoes look up and stare.

Ekta, who surely knows how to script success, should do well on the ratings chart this time also. But Akashdeep Saigal, the actor playing Ansh? What shall happen to him?

"Well, I have not decided on any new serial at present. But surely, I shall be working in any other serial of Balji Telefilms," says Akashdeep. Busy wrapping up shooting for 12 hours a day for Kyunki... ., he says, "In 10 days time, I shall have a meeting with Ekta and things will be clear."

Different shade

Having done the negative role of Ansh for a year, the actor is not very keen on another one with similar shades.

" I don't want to be stamped. That's my fear," he makes it clears.

Having shot the climax where Tulsi shoots Ansh at the film city helipad in Mumbai, he says he "really enjoyed doing it."

Well, no doubt Kyunki... . watchers too enjoyed him as Ansh and let's hope he delivers the second time too.

SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY

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