The cast and crew of popular daily soap Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Ek Baar Phir has reason to celebrate. No, it is not anyone's birthday that we are talking about. The serial completed 200 episodes on 10th May and no doubt, it's makers are over the moon about the achievement. The whole team was seen enjoying at the success bash this weekend, basking in the glory of it's new found success.
The serial is the sequel to the 2011 hindi serial Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? which ended in November 2012. The prequel was a massive hit among the masses, with it's USP being the mindblowing chemistry between it's lead actors- Barun Sobti and Sanaya Irani. The second edition, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Ek Baar Phir, features Avinash Sachdev and Shrenu Parikh as it's protagonists.
Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Ek Baar Phir was an underdog in comparison to its prequel in more ways than one. To begin with, its main casting was not an as star-studded one when compared with the prequel. Moreover, the storyline and the chemistry between Sanaya and Barun was way too amazing and addictive for the viewers, that the audience was not prepared for a sudden end and change of script.The audience also connected with the leads and since the story was a romcom and not just a romantic drama like the sequel, it's appeal among the masses was greater.
In the initial weeks of it's premier, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Ek Baar Phir did not seem as promising and many even speculated that it would be shelved. But the makers were overjoyed when they observed that the show was slowly making its way into the hearts of the public, and made a big move by airing the show even on Saturdays, joining the club of Star Plus' other hit serials.
By completing 200 episodes, the show has indeed crossed a huge milestone, proving that Aastha and Shlok have proved to be tough competition to the success of Arnav and Khushi. Let's see whether Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Ek Baar Phir also bags the Star Parivaar Awards like its prequel did.