'Bade Achche Lagte Hain 2' promo: Was it needed though?
Producer Ekta Kapoor just dropped the first promo of Bade Achche Lagte Hain 2. She is bringing back the popular show with a new cast and this time the iconic characters of Ram and Priya will be played by Nakuul Mehta and Disha Parmar, respectively. The original show, starring Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar, was about how two strangers found love after marriage.
In the video, Ram (38) and Priya (32) are at a party, discussing why they're still single. Answering it, Ram explains that marriage has three stages — one where you have options but wait for a better one. The second is where the person you want leaves you heartbroken and the third is where you are fine with anyone but have no options left.
Further, Priya wants to know at which stage he is in. Ram replies that he is between second and third stage, which she admits is common between them. And the irony is, soon after, she mentions that she is allergic to paneer, which Ram is seen relishing in the video. Then a voiceover says, "Shaadi ke baad, pyaar hote hote ho hi jata hai."
The show, however, offers nothing new by the looks of it. First of all, Ekta recreating the same storyline with a different cast is similar to Bollywood doing remakes of classics. Secondly, Mehta might be a talented actor, but does not suit the character of Ram, which was made iconic by Kapoor. Parmar seems to have the potential to do justice to Priya's character.
Ekta made the announcement a few days ago in an Instagram video call with Kapoor and Tanwar. She said, "The girl looks exactly as pretty as you Sakshi but Ram the boy looks nothing like you. What stays with the character is Ram's loneliness." The original began to air in May 2011 and had a successful run of 644 episodes till July 2014.