‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ bids adieu

‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ bids adieuBalaji Telefilms' biggest soap opera 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' comes to an end Thursday night, after eight years of love, passion, schemes and tears. It bids adieu after losing a court battle to Star Plus.

The show, which first went on air in 2000 and its characters became household names, has crossed the 1500 episode mark. Till its fifth year, the serial was at the top of the charts.

Of late, with the TRP's of the show falling, Star TV feared it would lose its market leadership if it continued to air the show. On November 10, the channel will terminate sourcing and telecasting the series.

The saas-bahu saga was about a Gujrati family, and it spun improbable plots around human emotions and even topics like terror and rebirth. The twisted tale of the traditional Virani family kept audiences across India and abroad glued to their television sets Monday to Thursday, week after week, ever since its launch.

Over the years, the show went through a five generation leap. Fittingly, the soap's last episode will end with yet another generation leap.

Though the curtains will come down on 'Kyunki…', the die-hard fans of the soap need not lose hope as yet - Balaji Telefilms is in talks with a rival general entertainment channel to telecast what has been the longest running soap on Indian television.