In a cricket-crazy nation like India, Sachin Tendulkar was nothing short of a demi-god. On the other hand, during the 90’s Ekta Kapoor and Balaji Telefilms too flourished just like the batting maestro. Then it was like when the little master took strike, it brought the entire nation to a standstill. That is exactly how large the ‘Sachin Tendulkar’ aura was. It touched human lives. So at a time when one struck gold the other suffered. It is just like when Salman Khan film releases, no other actor takes a risk to release their movie during that time. Hope, I was able to explain the scenario.
But the revelations Ekta Kapoor has lately made could put her in trouble. The Balaji Telefilms boss who was present at Delhi spoke to reporters and said, “Every time I put up a new show on air, I hope it’s not cricket season. Because I used to know when Sachin used to play, as you could see the TRPs of my show. I used to ask ‘what happened’, and got the answer ‘oh Sachin played’. That was the only time they used to get affected. It was the same even during ‘Kyunki…’ and ‘Kahaani…’ times.”
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“I’m not a fan of cricket. But I’ve been hearing a lot about this young cricketer Pandya. I haven’t seen much of him but I hear he’s quite an IPL sensation. For writing the story, we thought why not pick a character like this who is likely to get placed in the national cricket team. We thought this is an interesting world to explore. There’s so much madness about it. But, I’ve heard the gentleman is quite well behaved and polite,” she concluded.
It clearly shows how Sachin Tendulkar batting at the crease affected the TRP’s of even the biggest production house of the country.