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Smriti Irani leaves Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

Ekta found her new Tulsi in Padmini Kolpuri


Smirti Irani is replaced by Padmini Kolapuri in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

Courtesy : <img alt="Smriti Irani as Tulsi" src="

The most popular and powerful character Tulsi Virani essayed by Smriti Irani will no longer grace Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi at Star Plus. It is now sort of official that Smriti will leave the show by end of May.

Rumours were doing regular rounds about the growing indifference between Smriti and Ekta Kapoor. Ever since Smriti Irani’s new show Virudh took off really well in Sony, the actress has been busy in her new show and was giving less time to Kyunki.. Ekta who is very possessive about her flagship show Kyunki who brought her instant fame did not like it at all and decided to replace Smriti Irani.

Courtesy : <img alt="Padmini Kolapuri" src="

Padmini Kolapuri Poonam Dhillon and Gautmi Gadgil were shortlisted to replace Smriti but after much consideration Padmini Kolapuri is mostly finalized. Padmini Kolapuri si a veteran Bollwood actress who has played the role of young widow in a popular Raj Kapoor movie Prem Rog.

When contacted Star Plus about the change, they reverted back saying that they have received no official confirmation by Balaji yet as it is a weekend. News will be official by Monday

Now the question is will Ekta be able to steer Kyunki Saas Bhi.. without Smriti Irani who has become a household name. Well in the past, she has successfully replaced popular stars like Amar Upadhaya with Ronit Roy as Mihir and Nausheen Ali Sardar with Mansi Roy as Kkusum. Ekta has a strong belief that her characters are popular and not the person playing the role. Well time shall decide whether replacing Smriti Irani as Tulsi was a wise decision or was it more of an ego clash between two powerful personalities.


Nausheen Ali Sardar Poonam Dhillon Ronit Roy Raj Kapoor Ekta Kapoor Padmini Smriti Zubin Irani

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yipee 13 years ago isse achcha let tulsi be out of the show but i dont want any replacement
anuj86 13 years ago Say gudbye to ur show ekta .She is just wasting time & money on a dieing horse.
*shikha* 13 years ago hmmm....wasnt gautami gadgil finalized??
maha786 13 years ago its sad tht smriti is leaving kyunki coz the way she portrayed tulsi was fab and i really cant imagine the character of tulsi widout smriti but i guess v have to compromise widout it and all the best to padmini for her challenging role as tulsi
sunaina02 13 years ago Wisest decision woud be to gracefully end the show
Shilpa_rocks 13 years ago Smriti is doing really good, there is no need to change her.

-dramaholic- 13 years ago seriously!!!..this aint done, smrit irani was the best at this role.
Subaltern 13 years ago thank god, thanks for great news, one less over-rated actor to tolerate on my tv screen
the_charm 13 years ago I dunno how would the soap do without Smriti.
illuminated. 13 years ago I think her decision was very fair dude its like she is working for damn 6-7 years for the K camp!!good decision Smriti!
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