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Ekta Obsessed with Real Names

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Ekta Kapoor is not only in love with the letter "K". The queen of soaps also likes giving real life names to her favorite on-screen characters. For Kasauti Zindagi Kay, Cezzane Khan's name Anurag Basu was borrowed from the director Anurag Basu who directed Balaji's Koshish Ek Asha and was also involved in the making of the film Kuch To Hai. Nivedita Basu, a character again from Kasauti... was named after the deputy creative director of Balaji while the upcoming show Kayamath has it's heroine Panchi Bora named Prachi Shah after Balaji actress and danseuse who interestingly also plays the mother of the heroine in the serial.

This phenomenon is not limited to names but also extends to surnames, as in Kahiin Kissi Roz the family shown was called the Sickand family and Sickand happens to be the surname of none other than Sandeep Sickand, the ex-creative head of Balaji and now the Sony head honcho.

Now whether this habit or trend adopted my Ekta Kapoor is a superstition to bring the required luck factor or just a mere co-incidence, is a question that needs to be answered.

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