I felt a huge change in Ekta Kapoor, says Iqbal Khan
Iqbal Khan, a prominent face in the telly world spoke about his past and present equation with television queen Ekta Kapoor. Iqbal Khan debuted in television with Ekta Kapoor’s soap, ‘Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai’, in 2005. Later, he worked in her soaps ‘Kavyajanli’, ‘Kahiin To Hoga’ and ‘Karam Apnaa Apnaa’.
But the duo stopped working together after they a fall-out. Again after so many years Iqbal is making a comeback in Ekta’s soap with Mona Singh.
Iqbal says he is looking forward to work with Ekta Kapoor and Mona Singh. “It’s a good place to be in. Every show that Ekta does has a certain credibility. I am looking forward to this serial with Mona Singh. It is really different”.
Iqbal gets candid about his tiff with Ekta Kapoor. He said, “I never had a problem with Ekta. At that time, most TV shows and production houses, including her company, were not organised. That phase was chaotic, but things have changed now”.
“Producers and channels have brought in more order and balance. Now, the subjects of serials aren’t all saas-bahu, some are but the majority aren’t. I am not saying we can have radical changes. That won’t happen as our stories have to revolve around a family. The subjects, however, are better now. Ekta is gifted, and knows what the audience wants. Currently, her shows are a mix of urban and rural set-ups. This reflects in the ratings”.
The actor said that he saw a sea change in Ekta Kapoor. “No, she called me up, and I went to meet her. We had a normal chat, and there was an amazing calmness about her. I felt a huge change in her. The vibe was positive and chilled out. We were both young back then, and have matured now. I would say that she is big now — not just in stature, but in her heart as well. It was good to meet her”. Iqbal said.