We recently went to the sets of the top ranked show across channels, Star Plus' Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, produced by Rajan Shahi's Directors Kut to meet the family of Naitik (Karan Mehra) where we had a chat with the boy's Daddaji and Badi Maa.
We questioned the elder most couple of the Singhania family over their would-be daughter-in-law Akshara's (Hina Khan) eagerness to study further, and Daddaji quipped "Well, after becoming the bahu of the Singhania family, why does Akshara need to go to college or work anywhere?". Badi Maa seemed to echo the same sentiment and said, "We have earned so much that there is no need for our bahu to study further and work later".
So does this mean there will be a clash of ideologies as soon as Akshara steps into the house as their daughter-in-law? "Akshara will be given equal importance in the house and will be treated as the daughter of the house. If she wants to continue with her studies, we won't come in the way. We are not forcing our decision on her, but we will just convey our mindset clearly. It will now be up to her; if she wants to continue her studies she can very well do so. At the end of the day, we cannot hurt her as she is the beti of the house", explain the couple.
"All we wish is a very happy life for both our Naitik and Akshara in future", conclude both with a smile on their faces.
Will Akshara continue with her studies or accept the wishes of her new family? Let's see what happens next!!
Reporter and Author: Rachana Trivedi