In focus Holi formed an ideal backdrop for many a serial last week, and ‘BALH' got bolder
Television viewer were shocked out of their slumber by a 17-minute lovemaking scene between Ram and Priya Kapoor (Enacted brilliantly by Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar), which ended in a — hold your breath — probably Indian television's first lip-lock. Kudos to Ekta Kapoor and her team though for presenting the episode in a mature and dignified manner in Bade achche lagte hain last week. No wonder the topic was trending on the network sites also questioning depiction of “sex during family entertainment time” by the channel.
On a lesssensuous level, it looked like Holi was a good excuse for most of the characters to actmushy in almost all the serials . . and once again revolved around couples dilemma in ‘to do or not to do'. Kushi and Arnav ( Iss pyar ko kya naam doon ) came close to resolving their problems and ahem! consummating their marriage, but alas by the end of the week it did not happen. Bhabo (in Diya aur bhati hum ) continues to taunt daughter-in-law Sandhya for not ‘loving her son enough' But what got us flipped was the scene where she places fried pappads on their bed and covers it with the sheet and comes back to check if they got crumpled are not. It's anybody's guess what Sandhya's plight was when her MIL found the pappad s intact!!! God! Where in the world does this happen? Is there a society in Rajasthan which still believes and practices this?
Suhana-Ishaan's family ( Sasural gendha phool ) did a delightful Sholay-theme party to celebrate Holi.
Almost all the serials promised and lured the audience with such sensational twists and turns in their specially made promos for Holi. Of course we loved the ‘quick developments' in the serials, which otherwise refuse to budge even an inch further.
Wish every day was Holi.