Ekta Kapoor is called the queen of television. The number of serials she has given since the 90s to date is not counted. 11 years ago, a serial of Ekta Kapoor aired on Zee TV. This serial was well received by the audience. This serial was ‘Pavitra Rishta’. This serial has now completed 11 years. In such a situation, Ekta Kapoor has recalled it once again.
Ekta Kapoor is also very happy when her show completes 11 years. Ekta has also shared her happiness with fans. On this special occasion, Ekta shared a video of this serial. With whom she has also told how she was casting for Manav, the main character of this serial.
In Ekta’s video, Sushant Singh Rajput as a human and Ankita Lokhande’s chemistry as Archana are seen. In the caption with this video, Ekta has opened a secret related to Sushant Singh Rajput. Ekta wrote in the caption accompanying the video, ‘We were out of the top 50 even after having 35 slots out of 50. This show based on the Tamil serial Thirumathi Selvam was a big opportunity for us, which was given to us by Zee TV. ‘
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After being 35 of 50 slots we were out of top 50! This show was a chance @zeetv gave us based on a show #tirumatiselvum ! Wanted to cast a boy as lead who was doing second lead on our other show ! D creative in zee was adamant he dint look d part ! We@convinced them his smile wud win a million hearts…..and it did @sushantsinghrajput
Further Ekta writes, ‘We wanted to cast a guy in the lead role who was playing second lead in our second show. The creative team at Zee TV was adamant that the boy not settling into the role. We persuaded him that the smile of that boy would win the hearts of crores of people and Sushant Singh Rajput did the same. Archana and Manav’s character was well liked in this serial.
The serial Pritha Rishta was aired on Zee TV in the year 2009. At that time, the show was on top in TRP. The serial featured the story of Archana and Manav.The serial had Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead roles. However Sushant later said goodbye to the serial for his entry in Bollywood. He was replaced by Hiten Tejwani. So Ankita Lokhande remained attached to it till the end of the serial.