Star to terminate 'Kyunki' from Nov 10: Balaji

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Mumba, Oct 20: At last 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' is near to end but no thanks to Ekta Kapoor. Ekta would have been happy to add a twist to the already 'twisted' serial but it is Star Group who is not succumbing to any such tactic now.

Balaji Telefilms Ltd said on Monday, Oct 20 SGL Entertainment Ltd, part of broadcaster Star group, has terminated sourcing and telecasting TV serial 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' from Nov 10. The serial is produced by Balaji and the termination is in breach of contractual obligation owed by the Star group to Balaji, it said in a statement to the stock exchange. Star is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. 'Kyunki' has been one of Balaji's longest running shows and is one of six programs presently being produced by the company for the Star Group.

The termination is in breach of contractual obligation owed by the Star group to Balaji, it said in a statement to the stock exchange. Balaji is pursuing all legal remedies available to it, it said

Last month, Star sold out its 26 per cent equity stake in Balaji Telefilms to its promoters Ekta Kapoor. Recently, the two companies also ended their exclusivity contract.

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