Perhaps it's time Ekta learnt how to take criticism Image: Fotocorp
Remember Ekta Kapoor and her once-upon-a-time blue-eyed boy, Kushal Tandon's Twitter feud? The Beyhadh actor had taken a dig at Anita Hassanandani, who was soon to be seen in Ekta's Naagin 3? And everyone saw that when Ekta stings, she stings hard. But for those who need a bit of a refresher, take a look at what happened between Ekta and popular Swedish YouTuber, PewDiePie.
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, also known as PewDiePie, recently took to his Twitter page and mocked the intro video of Kasamh Se for its video quality. The irony was that even though it said 'good quality,' it wasn't. And the uploader basically got a slow clap for the clickbaity title.
Tweeple jumped at the opportunity and thought that Pewds was pulling a Chhota Bheem again (yup, he had ripped the cartoon apart last year and the massacre was hilarious).
Two days later, Pewds actually YouTubed some gems from Indian television — no points for guessing that they were mostly all Ekta's brilliant creations — and had a blast watching them. "It's like they locked an editor in a room and were like, 'here is $2 and 500 grams of cocaine, now edit this bit in the coolest way possible,'" he said in his video.
Ekta, the busy business woman that she is, watched it three days later and naturally lost her cool. What followed was a slew of rather nasty comments — she said he looked like one of those 'firang' junior artists from Colaba they hire for shooting and that he would find one of his doppelgangers on the show itself. Quite mean, right?
Yup, Twitter thought so, too. And she was criticised for her mean, borderline racist tweet. Everyone needs a reality check, and Tweeple were ready to give it to her.
And this just blew the whole thing out of proportion. Ekta refused to apologise for her tweet and even promised to continue supplying more material for him to make fun of. You know, the usual rant.Okay, so lesson learnt: Don't mess with Ekta Kapoor, the Czarina of Indian television. But we must admit, it was a bit racist. #justsaying