Colors TV’s Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka is going through quite a bold phase currently. Exploring that phase of an ‘extra-marital affair’, which doesn’t look good from far or to any onlooker isn’t an easy feat on TV. No matter how much deep or irrevocable ‘love’ you show, a married man’s ‘love story’ with another woman will always be termed as an ‘affair’ but never ‘love’ by people. Probably, that’s why people call it extra-marital ‘affair’ and never extra marital ‘love’.
This piece is not about defending or opposing Nandini and Kunal’s choice of life or their falling for each other. This one might not sound like it is, but is definitely dedicated to Mauli’s possible strength, future and decisions.
Social media is at roar about Silsila’s present track. So much so, that the viewers aren’t even leaving the actors while showing their disappointment.
We get it, that people may find Kunal and Nandini’s affair cringe worthy, a little too difficult to digest, selfish and above all quite backstabbing to Mauli and the rest of the family of Kunal. The reason for the backlash from the viewers is also because the two major leads in the show are doing something that’s tagged as immoral.
Looking at things as of now, one may wonder whether this show is glorifying ‘extra marital affair’ or whether it is encouraging wives to not trust their husbands with their female best friends or may be it is made just to justify why, how or when two ‘good’ people jump out of the fence unintentionally.
But coming to think of it, why would a respected production house, two big stars and a reputed channel, perfectly knowing about the stakes, would go on to launch a show that would showcase something which would be vastly protested about in the country or it would be something that would never make them count among the so called popular jodis or love stories on TV?
When the show launched, the actors in their various bytes had already talked about their doubt whether this show will ever receive any audience adulation and that the TRPs were a major concern.
Then, why take the risk?
May be the reason is to show what the respective individuals should do in such circumstances.