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Ekta Kapoor has eventually got her new Bani in Gurdeep Kohli. But is all alright between the Queen of Soaps and the original Bani, Prachi Desai?

Published: Saturday,Apr 12, 2008 15:08 PM GMT-06:00
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The fame of Kasamh Se, Prachi Desai will soon be replaced by Gurdeep Kohli. The actress who caught the attention of all with her performance in Sanjivini, had always been the first choice for Ekta Kapoor. “We were always keen on having Gurdeep right from day one, as we thought that she can do justice to the role of Bani after Prachi, but I had kept other options open too”, states Ekta Kapoor.

When asked how she reacted when Prachi decided to leave Kasamh Se that got her fame and join the Bollywood league, Ekta explains very patiently, “I don't think I can stop anybody from moving ahead in life. Secondly Farhan as well as Prachi are dear to me, and I wish them all the very best for the film”. Adding on, Ekta states, “When Prachi came and told me about her Bollywood offer and the condition laid before her to quit television, I was very supportive of her and asked her to give me a three months notice period, so that I could hunt for another Bani. Prachi readily agreed to it and things happened as planned for both of us”.

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There has also been a buzz that Ekta has spent good bucks for Prachi’s exit and Gurdeep’s entry episode, wherein the protagonist Bani will suffer a major setback where her face gets disfigured.
It is also heard that the long and sweet association that Prachi had with Ekta eventually gave up, when Prachi during a photo shoot refused to put up a blood-smeared face to portray a slashed face. Well, Prachi sighted the reason that excess make-up will eventually spoil her skin, and just walked off from the set leaving the entire unit clueless! When asked about this incident, Ekta quickly said, “No comments on this please”.

Well, have things really turned sour between Prachi and Ekta? We never know!!

Reporter and Author: Binita Ramchandani

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sesiaswe 14 years ago wellllllll taare zameen par was for sure a grt movie.... so i m not reallly surprised that it bagged so many awards. But i would sure like to congratulate Amir for winning the best director award for his first directed movie. It was absolutely commendable.
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party-gurl 14 years ago it is a very emotional movie and i loved it totally!!
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live_life 14 years ago wat abt the newcomers award? i thought madhuri rockd in aaja nachle...she shud have won
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aiyshababy 14 years ago I think he won another award as new director i am not sure some body told me.
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Hkaurk22 14 years ago I can see why CDI won.. but i still think that TZP should have... whatever it is- TZP will do quite well for itself! Good for the Oscars!
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Hkaurk22 14 years ago AK was definitely deserving of the best film award!
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NADRO 14 years ago she wil b a good replacement but the show will be flop coz of dis grown up generation............meanin ganga growin nup wat does ekta kappor want 2 prove
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Lord-Mangeshwar 14 years ago Yet another supremely talented and beautiful actress has been added to the KS cast... awesome!

Welcome Gurdeep ji to KS. I'm sure that she'll do a fantastic job in her portrayal of Bani. I thought that Bani has turned kinda lame and conventional in the last year, and so it'll be great if Gurdeep ji could bring a stronger side to the character.

Anyways, Prachi did a fine job of potraying Bani in the first year of the show. I wish her all the best in her future work. However, I have to say that IF it is true about that tantrum regarding the slashed face photo, then that is very unproffesional, childish, and outright pathetic brother.

God bless.
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.:Megha:. 14 years ago I am aure Gurdeep will do fine as Bani, but I will deeply miss PD. Glad PD is on her way to become an actress like she had dreamed of.
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crazy_ak 14 years ago Prachi's still the best !!
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