If you thought Smriti Irani’s re-entry (scheduled for the coming Thursday episode) in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhie Bahu Thi has upset Gautami Kapoor who’s playing Tulsi, then think again. Says Gautami, â€œWhen I was offered to play Tulsi, I always knew Smriti was going to come back. Mine was supposed to be a cameo which then extended into almost a year. I only didn’t know when and how she will enter the show again. I guess Smriti’s re-entry was big news so it was only natural, Ekta and the production guys kept it under wrapsâ€.
Just before Ekta Kapoor and Smriti Irani held a press conference, Gautami claims to have got to know about her comeback. â€œI was informed about the press conference. It wasn’t as if I was shocked. I was always in the loopâ€, justifies the actress. Gautami feels media should not read too much into this as she says Kyunki is Ekta and Smriti’s baby. â€œCome on, they have been running the show for so long and so successfully, any decision that Ekta takes in the interest of the show canâ€™t be questioned. We canâ€™t take away their success from them,” says Ram Kapoor’s real wife.
So will she continue to be Tulsi? â€œWell, there is an interesting storyline coming up with both Smriti and me but obviously, I canâ€™t be telling you all. I can say I will be part of Kyunki for another two monthsâ€, confides Gautami.
Finally, has she met Smriti? Did she ask for her feedback after she started playing Tulsi? â€œI met Smriti during the Global TV awards. We were cordial with each other, but donâ€™t make us sound like we are bitter enemies or something. As for feedback, I never felt the need to do that. I can neither do those things for the media nor am interested in the politics of TV. I was given a challenge, I took it up because putting on Tulsi’s shoes and getting accepted by the viewers is a huge responsibility. I am doing a job and I know I am doing it to the best of my ability. Why would I need somebodyâ€™s feedback? In any case, why compare a 10-month stint with a seven-year innings?â€, questions Gautami before signing off.
Report By: Suhaani Rai