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I have sleepless nights because of Jodha Akbar: Ekta Kapoor

Post by Maria J on 2013-06-07, 17:52



Ekta Kapoor is just back from the US after doing a month-long course at Harvard, but she hasn't had the time to rest. 'Jodha Akbar', her new show, is keeping her busy. She spoke to TOI about why she decided to make a historical show this time around. Excerpts:

Are you still jet-lagged?
I have sleepless nights because of Jodha Akbar and sleepless days because of the jet lag!

After family dramas and horror shows, why did you choose to make a historical?
I had made a mythological show, where I wanted to create a human landscape, but you can't treat Gods as humans. You can't treat a mythological like a historical. I've been wanting to make a historical show and I am very excited about Jodha Akbar. It's a beautiful show, speaks of love in the time of hate. It's an interesting story that will be relatable to present times as well. In India, historicals are more incident-based. But we are looking at the human stories, characterisations that focus on inter-personal relationships, the politics, how they think, communicate, etc.

What about some protests in Jaipur, where the protesters say history is being distorted and that Jodha and Akbar were not married?
I always believe it's 80% history and 20% folklore. There are enough proofs that say it's true, but then there are some people who say it's not. Akbar had a certain graph and we know that. We cannot negate that there was a change of heart in him — from a power-hungry ruler to a non-biased one — because of a Rajput queen.

So, somewhere, is it also about creative licence?
Yes. You know only broad incidents that happened in their lives. The basic map is there, the rest is interpretation.

It's your birthday today. Any plans?
I am going to Tirupati.

Jodha Akbar will air on Zee TV starting June 18, Monday to Friday at 8 pm.


Credit :Times of India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tv/I-have-sleepless-nights-because-of-Jodha-Akbar-Ekta-Kapoor/articleshow/20458287.cms

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Re: I have sleepless nights because of Jodha Akbar: Ekta Kapoor

Post by cheena007 on 2013-06-07, 22:24

I loved the movie Jodha Akbar ..I wonder how by making a tv serial Ekta would Justify such a beautiful love story ..hope she doesn't add crap like she does to her every daily soap .. Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Magical_KaSh on 2013-06-07, 23:41

*shocked* never knew its ekta's show got to watch then
btw when its going on air can someone tel me ?????

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Post by cheena007 on 2013-06-08, 19:42

Magical_KaSh wrote:*shocked* never knew its ekta's show got to watch then
btw when its going on air can someone tel me ?????

June 18th time slot is 8pm IST

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Re: I have sleepless nights because of Jodha Akbar: Ekta Kapoor

Post by pollyanna on 2013-06-08, 22:26

Lets see if Ekta does wonders to the 8 pm slot for Zee......

Bipin: u planning to watch the show, rite??


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Post by Abavi on 2013-06-08, 22:31

I have a thing for historical shows.. Hope this one gets aired at a suitable slot for me... I want to watch it...

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Post by pollyanna on 2013-06-08, 22:34

Vi....its at 8 pm IST from 18th June :)

Hope it suits u :)


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Post by Abavi on 2013-06-08, 22:35

cheena007 wrote:I loved the movie Jodha Akbar ..I wonder how by making a tv serial Ekta would Justify such a beautiful love story ..hope she doesn't add crap like she does to her every daily soap .. Evil or Very Mad
I too loved the movie Sugar, I can watch it everytime it is telecasted, even if I dont understand the hindi cum urdu dialogues... the grandeur was predominant... Hrithik and Aish lived the roles...
Hope the show is successful in capturing the essence half as good as that one...

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Post by Abavi on 2013-06-08, 22:36

pollyanna wrote:Vi....its at 8 pm IST from 18th June :)

Hope it suits u :)

Yeah yeah... thanks sugar!

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Re: I have sleepless nights because of Jodha Akbar: Ekta Kapoor

Post by cheena007 on 2013-06-09, 00:04

Abavi wrote:
cheena007 wrote:I loved the movie Jodha Akbar ..I wonder how by making a tv serial Ekta would Justify such a beautiful love story ..hope she doesn't add crap like she does to her every daily soap .. Evil or Very Mad
I too loved the movie Sugar, I can watch it everytime it is telecasted, even if I dont understand the hindi cum urdu dialogues... the grandeur was predominant... Hrithik and Aish lived the roles...
Hope the show is successful in capturing the essence half as good as that one...

yeah agree Ash and Hrithik were AWESOME ..its a very well made movie ..i wish i could translate those dialogue for you Vi some of them are very nice ..lets starts discussion on some the movie scenes.. if it is okay to do it ...Ditto Vi i have watched every time they telecast .. my worry is she may tamper with the original story ...

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Re: I have sleepless nights because of Jodha Akbar: Ekta Kapoor

Post by riyya6 on 2013-06-09, 10:21

I loved the movie...who is the hero n heroin of this show scratch

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