Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is angry with producer Ekta Kapoor and her popular television serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. Kejriwal is of the opinion that Delhi Police is being shown in poor light in the serial. He has asked Delhi law minister Manish Sisodia to study what legal action can be taken against the makers for showing Delhi Police in this manner episode after episode. Kejriwal who has been demanding control of Delhi Police from the Centre, is planning an audio campaign against Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. He is going to use the serial and its attempt to tarnish the image of Delhi Police for a fresh candlelit audio appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring the main law and order agency of the capital under the Delhi government.
The news comes as a surprise, as Kejriwal never tweeted about this. The Delhi CM is active on social media and shares status updates whenever he watches a new movie even. It appears that last week’s release Hate Story 3 did not figure in his list and he instead chose to watch the saga of Raman Bhalla and Ishita Bhalla unfold on Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. (Or maybe he did contribute to the mind boggling box office collections that Hate Story 3 has managed in the opening week but will not say this in public! LOL!)
In the latest episodes a Delhi police officer who also happens to be a member of the Bhalla family, is helping Ishita save Raman. Nothing wrong with it, but Kejriwal has a problem. It is Ishita who is running this operation and not the Thulla! To be fair to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, he is not wrong. Ishita may be Superwoman India but she or rather the scriptwriters of the show are taking things a bit too far. The Delhi Police may not be that efficient, but how can she do everything and the Delhi police officer is just a mute spectator? (ALSO READ: Yeh Hai Mohabbatein: Divyanka Tripathi scared of her own ghost character!)
Kejriwal has raised some pertinent questions here (well, he always does). This police officer we are talking about is shown as if he is employed by the Bhalla family, as he ends up probing their cases only! His efficiency in solving other cases is hardly ever shown, which perhaps has irked Kejriwal. Day or night, he is always standing there taking instructions from Ishita and Shagun (Anita Hassanandani). Also, though the man is a police officer, he is never in uniform.
It is only a matter of time before even the Delhi police chief Bhim Sain Bassi (BS Bassi), who is at loggerheads with AAP, comes together with him for the Yeh Hain Mohabbatein issue. (ALSO READ: Divyanka Tripathi, Karan Patel at bestie Alok Narula and Anshu Malik’s wedding! See pictures!)
As for Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, the Ekta Kapoor serial started off on a promising note, advocating marriage between Ishita (Divyanka Tripathi), a lady who cannot conceive and Raman (Karan Patel), a divorcee with two kids. But somewhere down the line, things got pretty bad on the show. Yeh Hai Mohabbatein now has seen it all – from sex scandals to murders to unwed mothers to a split personality to Ishita running the entire Raman Bachao Abhiyan single-handedly!
We tried getting in touch with Ekta Kapoor for her response to Kejriwal’s allegation but she was out of the country, perhaps looking for a fresh twist in all her on-air serials!
(Disclaimer: This article is purely the work of the writer’s imagination. However, we do hope daily soaps apply some logic.)